Parental Control Software Market: Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2018 - 2026


Parental control software is gaining prevalence among parents due to the evolving digital habits of consumers and the penetration of the internet and mobile devices, including computers and smartphones. Parental control software is content filtering software that is designed to allow parents to monitor and control their children's internet activity. This software is helpful in filtering out malicious content and helps in protecting children from internet addiction, games, cyberbullying, inappropriate content, and online predators.

In today's media-heavy landscape, children are spending a significant amount of time online using portable and handheld smart devices. The internet has become an indispensable medium for the younger generation. The number of children using the internet is constantly increasing, and keeping them away from adult content has become a major concern for parents. Parents have realized that exposing children to unlimited internet access can be dangerous. Thus, the need for effective control and monitoring of children's behavior over the internet is driving demand for such content filtering solutions.

Growing inclination among youth towards the internet, rising computer literacy, and increasing awareness among parents about child abuse are the major factors driving the global parental control software market. In addition, evolving internet infrastructure and increasing ownership of connected media devices in the home are further fueling the market growth. Installation of parental control software can cover every device in the family as a whole-network solution. For instance, Open DNS or Circle with Disney are the parental control solutions that perform content filtering at the router level, and therefore the settings affect every device on the network. Increasing access to age-inappropriate content coupled with rising internet addiction among teens and pre-teens is expected to spur demand for parental control software during the forecast period (2018–2026).

In terms of geography, North America leads the overall parental control software market. The dominance can be largely credited to proactive government regulations (like CIPA) promoting increased use of web content filtering and control solutions across schools and institutions to restrict access to offensive and inappropriate websites.

The global parental control software market is segmented on the following basis:

Device Type

  • Television
  • PCs
  • Mobile

Deployment Type

  • On-premise
  • Cloud


  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • Others


  • Residential
  • Educational Institutions


  • North America
  • U.S.
  • rest of North America


  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • France
  • Rest of Europe


  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Rest of the World

  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America

Key players identified for the parental control software market include, but are not limited to:

AO Kaspersky Lab, Avanquest Software, AVG Technologies, Bitdefender, Circle Media Inc., KidLogger.net, McAfee LLC, Mobicip, LLC, Net Nanny, Open DNS, Qustodio, SaferKid, Symantec Corporation, Verizon Communications, Inc., and Webroot, Inc., among others.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Parental Control Software is expected to reach US$ XX Bn in 2028.

The Parental Control Software market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years,at XX%.

The report is forecasted from 2018-2028.

The base year of this report is 2017.

AO Kaspersky Lab, Avanquest Software, AVG Technologies, Bitdefender, Circle Media Inc., KidLogger.net are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Feb 2018
Category:  Technology & Media
Report ID:   58990
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