Parental controls and monitoring to better protect your child online and on social media.
BrightCanary’s parental controls and child monitoring allow you to see what your child is watching and searching for on social media platforms like YouTube, Google, TikTok, and Instagram.
- Daily summaries of what your child is watching online
- Scans for adult and inappropriate images in text and direct messages
- Remote monitoring of social messages
- Alerts for concerning content
- insights into their digital behavior
- tailored advice on how to talk to your kids about the difficult topics they encounter
PROTECTS YOUR KIDS — AND YOUR TIME
Our advanced technology filters through your kids' social media use to determine if they're encountering something you need to talk with them about — like violence, drug use, adult images, alcohol, or self-harm — so you don't have to review every post and message yourself.
EASY TO INSTALL AND USE
BrightCanary runs on your phone, not your kid's phone. So a child can’t simply delete it. Once you connect your kid's social media accounts, our parental controls take care of the rest — tracking what they’re watching and messaging, and alerting you when you need to get involved.
HELPS YOU STAY CONNECTED
Improve conversations with your kids by learning about the content and people influencing their opinions. Our AI chatbot Ask the Canary gives you instant advice to talk to your child about anything from violent videos to cyberbullying.
BRIGHTCANARY IS PRIVATE
Our data is encrypted to secure your privacy. The BrightCanary parental control app connects to the social media services you configure (like YouTube, Instagram and TikTok) from your phone and retrieves the content your child consumes.
WORKS GREAT WITH APPLE'S TOOLS
iOS ScreenTime does a great job of setting limits on which apps kids can use and for how long. BrightCanary’s parental controls fill in the gaps by helping you understand what they’re seeing on YouTube, Google, Instagram, TikTok and more.
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT BRIGHTCANARY
"My daughter has always used my YouTube account, but I finally felt it was safe to give her her own account when I started using BrightCanary’s parental controls. It's a great way to give her the independence she wants, but with safeguards.”
— Regina, mom of 1
"A 13 year old from a nearby middle school died in his bedroom after taking what he thought was a muscle relaxant. It turned out to be a counterfeit that was laced and he ordered it like a pizza through a social media app. Parents, we need to supervise. This app is the best one I’ve found to do that. And it monitors DMs."
— Donna, mom of 2
“Balancing trust and safety is tough with a teenage son. Thanks to BrightCanary, I've found a middle ground — keeping tabs without being overly intrusive. Having this supervision has also helped me be better connected to his interests. Highly recommend it!”
— Linda, mom of 2
Payment will be charged to your iTunes account. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current subscription period. Automatic renewals will cost the same price you were originally charged for the subscription. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time by going to your Account Settings on the App Store after purchase.
Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
An app I use a lot
This is a good app for understanding what my kids are doing online. Gave it 4 stars only because they haven’t added Snapchat integration yet.
Best monitoring app I’ve found for iPhone
I needed to supervise my 11-year-old, after becoming concerned about what he was encountering online. The app’s Technology makes it easy, without having to take his phone or hover, and it covers risky places like messaging that need monitoring. It’s the best I’ve found for iPhone monitoring.
This app is helping me parent better
A 13 year old from a nearby middle school died in his bedroom after taking what he thought was a muscle relaxant. It turned out to be laced and he ordered it like a pizza through a social media app. Parents, we need to supervise. This app is the best one I’ve found to do that. And it monitors DMs.
Data Linked to You
The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
- Usage Data
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
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- 123.2 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- BrightCanary Monthly $5.99
- BrightCanary Yearly $49.99
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