JuniorWatch User Reviews

CNET Editors' Rating 3.5 stars

Very good

Average User Rating stars

out of 11 user reviews

Back to product review

All User Reviews

Results 1-10 of 11

  • 1.0 stars

    "EPIC FAIL!"

    October 5, 2012  |   By TRWilliam

    Version: JuniorWatch 3.1.0.2989

    Pros

    Quick installation and website access

    Cons

    Does not block obvious sites slated for restriction, period. Just try testing it out after installation / reboot. Typed in 'porn sites' in a search and the first two sites I tested didn't even slow down in accessing a XXX site that wasn't even trying to hide as something else. Total failure. No easy or intuitive way to change settings on the JuniorWatch website. I don't just want to keep track of damaging website that my kid my try to access, I want to BLOCK them.

    Reply to this review Read replies (5)

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "It works for me"

    August 28, 2012  |   By Charles-Zillow

    Version: JuniorWatch 3.1.0.2989

    Pros

    I just want to to mention that this great application and website helped tracking your kids. I have been using www.JuniorWatch.com for a year. Just installed the app on my son's smartphone and computer, I can track his geo-location, I can monitor his call log and sms log and his online activities.

    Yes I am a little control freak but I just wanted to make sure he is good and on the right track. I paid like $20 /year for this service but they provide free service too. So far I am very happy with it and I have recommend to everyone on my PTA.

    Cons

    The site sometimes is a little slow recently. It seems more parents found this service. I have told them to upgrade their server but I guess it will take some time.

    I also wish the iPhone version is coming out soon.

    Summary

    This software is by far the most useful parenting control sw I have ever used.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (1)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolutely the best parenting monitor and control SW"

    January 15, 2012  |   By SanjayGG

    Version: JuniorWatch 2.2.0.2429

    Pros

    Porn blocker does work.
    Browser url logging is a good feature and works.
    Keylog works as it mentioned.
    Screen capture works.
    Not slow down my computer. Not a slight bit.

    Cons

    Document retrieve may be work but not fit into my need.
    sometimes webcam captures black pictures. Maybe related to light.

    Summary

    I was skeptical at first after seeing the negative review. However I did give it a try since other software I tried (free and paid) are all junks. TO my surprise, this software really works. Strongly recommended to anyone would like to protect his/her teenage kids.

    btw, I do not understand the other reviewer's commenter. about the junk software comment. My computer works as usual after install this tool.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "Absolute junk"

    December 27, 2011  |   By billy32tech

    Version: JuniorWatch 2.2.0.2429

    Pros

    Nothing, waste of time and effort

    Cons

    Everything! Slowed down my computer so much I had to restore it to a previous point. Couldn't even us it. Don't download this software unless you like problems. If I could give 0 stars I would.

    Summary



    Updated on Dec 27, 2011

    I can't believe this software or review even exists. After I downloaded Junior Watch I had to do a system restore because it brought my computer to a halt! I have no idea how they have so many downloads...it's gotta be some kinda scam.

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

  • 5.0 stars

    "This one really works!"

    December 18, 2011  |   By BenjaminGross

    Version: JuniorWatch 2.2.0.2429

    Pros

    This software provides many useful features:
    1. Location tracking
    2. Porn blocker
    3. screen logging
    4. webcam logging
    5. browser url logging
    6. key logging
    7. encryption (to protect your privacy)

    And most importantly, they are really working!

    Cons

    website needs improvement. Sometime slow to respond.

    Summary

    I was skeptical in the beginning. This software is #1 in Parenting Control but received several negative reviews from time to time. However, since other software (with much better reviews) do not work as they promised, I finally gave JuniorWatch a try. I am so glad I tried it out. It is the best software I ever found on CNET.

    It turned out that there are some unethical companies who hire people to write good reviews for themselves and negative review for their competitors. Unfortunately JuniorWatch becomes a victim of this online cheating. I wish CNET could clean them up.

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (1) (3)

  • 2.0 stars

    "A major let down"

    December 16, 2011  |   By PaulinaWeiss

    Version: JuniorWatch 2.2.0.2429

    Pros

    blocked only some sites.

    Cons

    some users cannot log back in at all-it didn't seem to record all websites that i know were being visited- I thought that this looked like #1 but def didn't work as well as I thought it would. I just downloaded Blocksmart last week-it has been working great since I downloaded it-I haven't had a single problem with it.

    Summary

    I've tried pretty much every free blocking software available on here and so far so good with Blocksmart. I'll keep you posted.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (1)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Just love this super all-in-one monitor"

    September 26, 2011  |   By MaryLynches

    Version: JuniorWatch 2.2.0.2220

    Pros

    This tool provides many good information from the monitored computer. Besides location, screen, keylog, the latest version added the history logging for browsers.

    Cons

    This tool does nor provide a way to block porn sites. However, by reading from their forum it seems it is coming soon.

    Summary

    I love this new feature of logging the browser history, as well as keylogging and screen captures. I have three kids who are all teens. I am able to know what websites my kids are visiting and what they are doing on their PC. Currently they are not on porn site yet but they are on game sites a lot, and facebook. I need to know how much time they are doing this stuff so that I can talk to them. This tool is perfect for me. I just wish the porn blocker will be out soon.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 2.0 stars

    "Sounded promising but site was down"

    September 20, 2011  |   By safeguard_1

    Version: JuniorWatch 2.0.0.1954

    Pros

    Looks like it monitors my child's behavior online and can stop things such as bullying online.

    Cons

    Spotty coverage of their site, unable to access both the download or home page.
    Only a trial period and not free.

    Summary

    It has some promising features, but it may be overkill as my kids are under 10 years old and I'm more concerned about inappropriate websites.
    I tried blocksmart and didn't have any download issues plus it's Free for life!

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (1) (1)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Sorry for the inconvenience"

    September 15, 2011  |   By LockItTight

    Version: JuniorWatch 2.0.0.1954

    Pros

    keylogger, screen capture, webcam capture, accurate location, browsing history, remote document tracking

    Cons

    only monitor one computer for free user

    Summary

    Dear JuniorWatch users,

    We experienced a massive power outage last week (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-09-08/Power-out-for-sweltering-Calif-Ariz-Mexico/50330662/1). The outage caused damage on our network equipment which caused network outage for us. Both power and network outages caused the server unreachable during last two days. I understand many of you have been affected by this issue. Some new users could not install the software, because the client software needs to contact to server. Some existing users could not log in to check the reports. Now the server is back online stable and fine. Please go ahead and use JuniorWatch as usual to protect your family.

    We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused. To show that we are sincere and responsible to JuniorWatch users, we would like to provide compensate for all users who have been affected during the outage. Please kindly send email to admin@juniorwatch.com with your JuniorWatch account login name, we will credit one month Premium server free of charge for the inconvenience caused.

    We are excited to announce that the new version with Browser History logging has been uploaded and will be available to download in next week. Also we are going to release our first Android release soon! Thanks for all your support and we are confident to make JuniorWatch the best online tool to help your kids and family!

    Thanks,
    JW Admin

    Updated on Sep 23, 2011

    Thanks for the update. I think knowing your kids what to do online is very important. Actually this is what JuniorWatch was designed to do. It can monitor your kids' computers from all possible angles - location, webcam, screen capture, keylogging, and browsing history. But I also agree with you that block some unwanted sites is also a good idea to protect your kids.

    This is why we are excited to announce that on top of all the useful features we provided already in JuniorWatch, we are going to release a new feature which will block porn and sexual sites. The parent will not have to all the difficult configuration. All they need to do is to check a checkbox and click OK.

    We will release this exciting feature in one week. Please stay tune.

    Thanks,
    JW Admin

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "Couldn't install, said try again later."

    September 13, 2011  |   By Robert_1976

    Version: JuniorWatch 2.0.0.1954

    Pros

    Easy to download

    Cons

    Software wouldn't install.

    Summary

    Great concept but couldn't get it to work on my windows XP machine. During the install, it said cannot connect to server and to contact support. Ended up installing Blocksmart instead which keeps my kids from going to inappropriate websites.

    Updated on Sep 21, 2011

    Ended up trying it out again now that the servers are up. Didn't really do what I thought it would. I want a software that blocks websites not just watches. I'd rather my kids not see bad stuff to begin with.

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

Results 1-10 of 11

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for JuniorWatch 3.4.0.3490
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

You must be 13 years of age or older to submit personal information to CNET Networks. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, CNET Networks does not accept name and e-mail address information from users who are under 13 years of age.

All submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submission.

CNET Networks is not responsible for the content of the publisher's descriptions or user reviews on this site. We encourage you to determine whether this product or your intended use is legal. We do not encourage or condone the use of any software in violation of applicable laws. CNET Download.com does not sell, resell, or license any of the products listed on the site. We cannot be held liable for issues that arise from the download or use of these products.

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel