Boomerang - Parental and Screen Time Controls

Boomerang - Parental and Screen Time Controls Free App

Rated 4.00/5 (221) —  Free Android application by National Education Technologies Inc.

About Boomerang - Parental and Screen Time Controls

Boomerang helps parents with the best family parental controls needed to keep their kids (from toddlers to teens) safe and accountable in spending time online wisely on their mobile devices.

Boomerang Parental Control is designed to teach children time management, help parents keep their kids safe while online plus block bad apps that kids may use.

Parents, all of our premium features and support are available to try for free with our 14-day no obligation trial. Want to buy? The cost is just $12 per child device annually. Money back guarantee if you're not completely satisfied !

FEATURE LIST
► Device Timer: set daily allowances of time where apps and games such as Instagram, Snapchat, Clash of Clans and Subway Surfers count down the time allowance. Once all of the time is used up, all apps will be blocked - automatically! We do allow exemptions if required (refer to Always Allowed feature below).
► Scheduled Bedtimes: set daily schedules where family time and dinner time are not interrupted by technology! Enforce device-free bedtimes by not allowing use of your child’s device at night.
► App supervision: review installed apps with their age rating and block or allow any app, anytime from our Parent Mode feature.
► Track and Locate: pinpoint and refresh your child’s whereabouts from your parent device with our location tracking feature.
► Call and Text Messaging Safety: monitor your child’s phone and receive notifications when text messages contain bad words or unknown contacts. Our keyword dictionary can be used to detect language that may be related to cyberbullying, harassment or worse.
► Safe Browsing: monitor your child's web history with our free fully featured safe browser, SPIN, with enforced Google SafeSearch and millions of bad websites blocked (like pornography, drugs and gambling). Boomerang's app blocker technology blocks all known web browsers so your child will always have a safe browsing experience via SPIN.
► Monitor YouTube app: world’s first and only parental control app to allow parents to review your child’s YouTube history and block access to the Settings so you can enable and enforce Restricted Mode to keep videos viewed safely filtered.
► Activity Reports: review the last 30 days of app screen time, recently installed apps, YouTube app viewing history, call and text message logs plus web browsing history from our free SPIN Safe Browser.
► Instant lock: With our Parent Mode feature, parents can instantly time-out their child’s device for any duration their choose.

PARENT TIPS
► I’M NEW or LOGIN? When you open our app, you are greeted with these two buttons - I’M NEW = you are creating a new account and LOGIN = you are adding any additional devices to your account.
► Parent Mode: our app is designed with two modes to choose from. Our Parent mode is our mobile remote control that allows parents to control and monitor their child’s devices anywhere, anytime and for free!
► Child Mode: no need to download a companion app - our app comes with two modes to allow you to control and enforce restrictions on your child’s phone or tablet.
► Always Allowed: allow good apps such as educational ones like Duolingo, Khan Academy and NeuroNation - Brain Training past the screen time limits.
► Refer a friend - extend your trial Sharing is caring and we love that - during your trial, share with a friend who should experience Boomerang Parental Control and we will extend your trial. Just email us that you did it at [email protected]

IMPORTANT NOTES
This app uses the Device Administrator permission.

RESOURCES
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions): https://useboomerang.com/faq
Get tips, tricks and more via our blog: http://useboomerang.com/blog
Support and Questions: [email protected]

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Download and install Boomerang - Parental and Screen Time Controls version 5.33 on your Android device!
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Android package: com.nationaledtech.Boomerang, download Boomerang - Parental and Screen Time Controls.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
Parent mode improvements - manage apps and screen time settings from child Android devices.

What are users saying about Boomerang - Parental and Screen Time Controls

P70%
by P####:

Simply Amazing! I love everything about this app. It's very easy to use unlike (ST) which I'm glad I didn't purchase lol. The only thing I would like to see fixed to work better is the GPS tracking/Geofencing feature which I know is being worked on as I write this review. It takes too long for it to update my daughter's position or it will say she's out of the Geofencing when she's right in front of me on her phone lol. Two days ago after I updated our phones it said she was in Massachusetts and we live in Philadelphia lol. Otherwise it is totally the bomb! I would also like to know the dates and times for the various apps my daughter uses as well as for the duration. Much like how the browsing is tracked. So glad I got this app and have told all of my friends. Excellent app guys. Well done!

M70%
by M####:

I absolutely love this app! It makes me feel safer giving my children a bit of freedom online, while still checking in. And the annual price is amazing as well! Ive tried several apps like this, and Boomerang is the best by far

B70%
by B####:

This app does everything it says. The customer service is also very quick. Five stars! Suggestion: if you could block the child's phone once the battery gets to a certain percentage, would be helpful. Sometimes I would like to see on the map where my child is but her cellphone is out of battery.

Q70%
by Q####:

One of the best and easiest parental apps out there. Has the features I was looking for in a parental app that the others were missing. And love the 14 day trial. Gave me plenty of time to decide if I liked it. Which I did, so I bought it for both my childrens phones.

G70%
by G####:

I'm using vivo Y31, android 5.1. I think every android will have an optimization button that closes all running apps at once, this might include Boomerang. I whitelisted this app from app optimization and it's working now, so far the best App of its kind!

S70%
by S####:

Very Good. We selecting the app and contacts to use after screen out time , in that separate the contacts and apps by folders to easy available .Pls consider this in next version

L70%
by L####:

I hate being called!

T70%
by T####:

Using free trial. Good so far. May purchase.

I70%
by I####:

Wonderful app thank you!

U70%
by U####:

It suck

V70%
by V####:

This is a fantastic app that helps my child to plan his game time better in the allocated time for the day. Screentime used to cause a lot if friction in the house, but no more! He can browse safely through Spin and I can check in now and again without my son feel like I'm spying on him. A great app for any household!

D70%
by D####:

In my opinion, this is the best parent app available. I especially like that it will allow me to see full text message conversations and YouTube functionalities (lock out access to settings and ability to see searches and videos watched). I also like the SPIN browser which is a fully featured browser with patent controls. In other apps, the provided browsers are useless in comparison. I feel like those features set this app apart for the reason that it allows parents and kids to have actual conversations about usage and to train them to have good, responsible habits. This would be a perfect, stand-alone app. with the addition of the following functionalities: 1.) add a time-out duration for "the rest of the day", 2.) add a device lock-out feature that disallows ALL usage (including anytime apps), except for emergency calls and calls/texts to app. Administrators (parents), and 3.) Allow global time limits for allowed apps. across multiple devices (ie. If I allow 3 hours on "anytime apps", my child can't switch devices to get extra time). The addition of those three features would allow me to discard another app that I have been using (that has some of those features), and use Boomerang devotedly. Thanks for the great app! I will update with another star with the aforementioned feature additions (hopefully they are doable!).

W70%
by W####:

I keep getting a message that push notification failed when I try to see the report for my daughter's phone. The status of her phone doesn't refresh when I hit the refresh button. It says her phone was last seen yesterday.

Z70%
by Z####:

The perfect solution! Love this app. It is easy to setup and perfectly balances control with privacy for the kids. My son appreciates his freedom, and I appreciate being able to worry less. I recommend this highly!

A70%
by A####:

After testing 6 different parental monitoring and control apps, I settled on this one as the most feature complete. I've been using it for a few weeks now and I really like it. It's easy to install and manage. I even had a few questions and the publisher was very responsive.

R70%
by R####:

It doesn't seem to be able to link to my daughters phone! Telling me no child's phone is connected, all set up on child's phone though :-(

J70%
by J####:

Awseome!actually feel safer with my daughter having a phone now.I can block what and when she uses her phone.See where she is at all the time.Set a pararemeter imaginary line around our town so that if she goes beyond her boundries i am notified!I installed this app because of some issues of what she has been doing with her phone and this solved and made me feel so much better and somewhat relaxed when she is out with her teenage friends.Thank you Boomerang great app!Thumbs up guys!

Y70%
by Y####:

Some issues. When you switch off the screen and switch it back, the app is not monitoring. Need to go to the app which ask again for "authorisation". So basically, the monitoring can easily be passed by.

F70%
by F####:

This is the best parental control app. It gives me and my wife peace of mind when it comes to our two kids. Tried many other apps..and they don't even come to par with this one. The best feauture for us is the cross platform monitoring. It allows us to control their Android phone and iPod Touch

C70%
by C####:

I have evaluated many parental monitoring apps out there over the last 2 years for the Android device and by far this is the best app I have come across.

E70%
by E####:

Excellent control of child devices, comprehensive reporting, flexible - the only parental control app I've seen to explicitly control/monitor Youtube.

N70%
by N####:

I absolutely love it.. Just wish the GPS tracker was a little faster.. But this is the best parental control app I've had :)

H70%
by H####:

This is, hands down, the best parental control app I have used! I love it!

K70%
by K####:

Its gay as hell

O70%
by O####:

Love it. Its a must have for parents with lil ones

X70%
by X####:

Amazing app! Getting a subscription

P70%
by P####:

Awesome!

M70%
by M####:

Amazing

B70%
by B####:

This app is the best parental protection app I have found by far. This app gives you complete control of your childs phone as well as locating them at any time. With this app I can control who my kids can call, text, message through any site. I can block apps and extend screen time as well as set timer for the apps to close. My kids hate the app because they cant unistall the app from their phones. I love this app and if i could give it 10 stars i would. Highly recommend!!!!

Q70%
by Q####:

This is perfect for our family of four. My daughter was quite unhappy with the new restrictions and so she emailed the company. The reply was golden - it was explained in kid-speak how wet musty pretext our kids and that out want personal against her maturity. After our discussion that emailing when mad is not appropriate, she said she understood better the reason for boomerang! Awesome!

G70%
by G####:

This is the best app! The customer service is too notch and I could not be happier with the service. So happy I found them! Safety and security for my son's phone and very easy to use. They answer questions within a very short time period and are so helpful with suggestions, too. Cannot recommend this enough!!! You will not be disappointed!

S70%
by S####:

Started off really good then I had a problem with the app switching off, so i messaged [email protected] They replied pretty much straight away and show me pictures on how to fix my problem as it was a settings issue. It not only fixed the problem but it made me satisfied with the customer service and more comfortable with the product. Strongly recommend this product to anyone that wishes to keep thier kids safe and help them grow up with responsibility. Very happy i even brought the full version very shortly after I downloaded the free trial

L70%
by L####:

I love this app. It's very appropriate for my situation and will help my child graduate to an independent phone user. So glad I found it!

T70%
by T####:

So easy to use! I love the find device feature and the messanger. This app is a great tool to limit screne time in the summer! I would recommend it to all families.

I70%
by I####:

My dad put this on my phone and it removes it self and I'm getting in trouble for it

U70%
by U####:

App store is open. Allowed 1 app through. But most apps open. Quiet useless

V70%
by V####:

What's the point when your child pushes the home button and it goes home?

D70%
by D####:

Its the worst my mom download it for me and yea

W70%
by W####:

Features worked at first, working on it with customer service (customer service is awesome - replied right away, and willing to help with everything)

Z70%
by Z####:

Not accurate and needs lots of improvement.


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