Free Filtering and Monitoring Software

The tools listed below are the best tools available for filtering and monitoring internet connected devices in your home. Allt these tools, except the last one, are free.

Each tool is different and unique. They each use different methods for filtering and monitoring, and they support filtering and monitoring on different kinds of devices.

If you need more information about how each of these tools work and which one would be best for your family, please go through the slides for the Internet Safety presentation. They cover each of these tools in great detail and expain what each tool can do and how it can be used.


K9 Web Protection by BlueCoat Systems
Best for a single user on a single computer, for families with young children, or for those who want something simple to install and configure. Worls on Windows and Mac.


Norton Online Family by Symantec
Best for multiple users across multiple computers, for families with teenagers, and for those who want more filtering and monitoring options. Works on Windows and Android devices.


Best for homes with a variety of devices. Filters all connected devices in your home, such as laptops, iPads and Android tablets, iPhones and Android smart phones, game consoles like Xbox and Wii.


Best for Mac and iOS devices. Similar features to Norton, plus more, but it's not free. Works on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.