7 Best Android Browsers for Kids to Protect Them Online
Today’s seamless Internet access has made the availability of information at our fingertips truly possible. However, on the downside, it has also made it very tedious to keep our kids safe online from nudity and other inappropriate content. Because of this, a whole new category of kid’s safety apps has emerged on Andriod. These apps can be used in an automated way for keeping kids safe online. Because of the variety of these apps, It is very tricky to decide which of these apps you can trust with your kid’s online safety.
One such important kid’s safety app is browsers for kids. The purpose of these browsers is to ensure that your kids browse the Internet safely without getting exposed to adult and inappropriate content. In this article, I will talk about the 7 best kid’s browsers for Android, so let’s get started.
It is a web browser that is specially designed for kids and has all the necessary features to restrict your kids’ online activity to safe zones only. In this app, you can specifically identify the website that you want your kids to access and also the ones you want to be blocked.
The main features of this app include blocking access to unsafe sites, creating your own whitelist/blacklist of websites, setting your own web filtering rules, remote settings, and Voice-Based Navigation.
The basic version of this app is free but the one with customizable options has a subscription fee.
It is a popular Internet blocker for safe browsing on a variety of search engines such as Bing, Google, and Yahoo. It also works with images search and videos. If you don’t want to install it as a browser you can also have its functionality on chrome as an extension.
Spin provides web content filtering and safe search without any configuration and user login requirement. It also does not allow in-cognitive or private browsing.
Its basic version is free but requires a fee for its customizable version with a trial period of 7 days.
This app is intended to be used together with another parental control app called Qustodio Parental Control App. Together both these apps provide complete parental control for your kids. It can be used to make other popular browsers safe for kids.
The main features of this app are setting screen time limits, search and app monitoring, website blocking, safe search, advanced reporting, and alerts.
For basic functionally on one supervised device, the app is free but for advanced features, and multiple devices use the app needs to be purchased.
Edge is no doubt a very improved web browser from Microsoft. An additional feature it has is that it can be configured to be used as a kids browser. The main advantage of using Edge as a child browser is that you don’t have to install any new app if you are already an Edge user.
Using this feature of Edge is pretty simple, and all you need to do is to switch your kid’s profile on the app. The app will according make sure that everything that gets displayed on the screen is appropriate for a kid’s age.
Another good aspect of Edge is that it is completely free to download and use on Android.
This is another very good app that you kids can use to search online without the worry of them being exposed to adult results. The interface of this app is very simple and easy to use for kids. This app also allows bookmarks of up to 10 websites.
This app gives easy access to multiple kid’s safe search engines from a single page. It provides features like kids mode and also allows to use of locks for making changes to the app settings.
Kids Safe Search can be downloaded and used for free.
Although not specifically designed for kids, it is a very powerful tool for safe controlling Internet access on your Android device. The app is capable of blocking 2 million + adult websites and works with all media types such as images and videos.
The app has many features such as adding websites to the block list, blocking websites by keywords, pin protection, can lock other browsers and apps, suspicious activity reporting, disabling downloads to name a few.
This app cannot be used for free and requires a subscription fee of $5 per month with a 3 day trial period.
Yet another web browser designed by keeping kids in mind. It allows children to visit only a set of websites given in the app. It also allows parental control.
The main features of this app include kids mode which allows kids to access only a limited number of approved websites. It also allows a parent to use manage sites and add a custom list. The app can be used for free.
There are many parental control apps on Google Play, it turns out that are not many browsers specifically for kids’ use. There are some search engines for kids which might also be used for keeping kids safe online, but in this article, our focus was on specialized web browsers for kids. It is also important to note that although most of the browsers discussed in this article can be used on their own, they are more effective when used in combination with their respective parental control apps mentioned on their pages on Google Play.