Review: Tools for Monitoring Your Kids' Facebook Use

An in-depth look at three Facebook monitoring solutions.

ByABC News
September 21, 2011, 8:32 PM

Sept. 28, 2011 — -- For parents who have made the conscious decision to allow their kids or tweens to use Facebook, there are several monitoring solutions out there that can help you keep an eye on their activity and, more importantly, keep them safe. Figuring out which one works best, however, can be a pain.

Below is an in-depth look at three Facebook monitoring solutions that the Yoursphere editorial team tested out. If you haven't invested in a monitoring solution yet, trust that it's a great tool to use in conjunction with the online safety discussions you have with your children.

Think of Facebook monitoring software as another tool on your Internet-safety belt; but keep in mind that software will never replace parental oversight and education. Parental involvement is, and always will be, the first line of defense when it comes to raising our kids to be responsible digital citizens.