Net Nanny® has been an industry leader in parental control software for more than two decades. Net Nanny® was one of the first software vendors to offer Internet Filtering to consumers. Pioneering an advanced dynamic filtering technology that allows it to be the best Internet filtering provider in terms of speed and effectiveness, as well as the most comprehensive solution for addressing the myriad of issues that surround unwanted Internet content and inappropriate use.
Net Nanny® has been trusted by over one-million parents to keep their kids safe online and in apps. With Net Nanny® parental controls, parents can track their child’s location, manage settings for Internet filtering, block websites, view and block apps installed on their child’s device, block pornography, see online searches and screen time usage, receive alerts and reporting, create a curfew for apps and Internet, and even turn off the Internet.
Net Nanny® also offers a solution for businesses, ContentProtect, which not only protects businesses but helps to make their teams more productive. ContentProtect is a solution for businesses to give administrators tools to acquire information about the computers and devices they manage. Including the ability to increase user productivity by disabling access to popular online sites and apps. Keeping employees on task and preserving resources. CEOs, IT managers, and HR teams in organizations of all types and sizes can improve operations through visibility and control.
At Net Nanny®, we believe that parenting is the most important job in the world, and we provide essential screen time parenting tools, insights, and resources to families in a technology-driven world. Net Nanny’s parental control software provides the best protection for filtering the Internet, visibility, and insights into your children’s digital habits, and the screen time controls that parents need to help raise their kids in the digital world.
Meet the Team
Joey Thompson – Chief Executive Officer
As the father of six, with kids in 2nd grade through graduate school, Joey and his wife saw first-hand how smartphones and high-speed Internet increase the challenges of raising healthy children: when their eldest children were young, smartphones didn’t exist, whereas their younger children are surrounded by them. At Net Nanny, Joey is laser-focused on the details that drive product development to enable Net Nanny to be a great resource for parents to improve day-to-day family life and raise vibrant children. A particle physicist by training, he left academia in 1998 when he and his wife noted that kids like to eat practically every day. Since then, he has been a serial entrepreneur with broad experience in technology, finance, and data analytics. Like many at Net Nanny, Joey came to the company because he saw how its technology could help make a positive change in the world.
Favorite Net Nanny Feature: “Seeing what my kids search for! Maybe they are trolling me, but I love it when I see they are researching their homework or looking up how to learn a new song for their band.”
David Savage - Chief Marketing Officer
As a father of four boys under the age of 12, Dave has spent many years literally wrestling with his kids about screen time requests and devices. It was this challenge that piqued his interest in helping build a company that provides families with solutions for keeping kids safe and healthy, while still providing them the opportunities that technology offers. Dave has more than 20 years of experience in consumer direct marketing, including a few years as a guest and product spokesperson on QVC. He is passionate about reaching as many moms and dads with the story of how Net Nanny can bring them the visibility, knowledge, and control of their kids’ digital lives.
Favorite Net Nanny Feature: “The App Advisor app descriptions - I love being able to access information and insights right from the Net Nanny Family Feed the moment my children download an app.”
Clayton Ostler - Chief Product Officer
While being a father of three can bring you a lot of parenting experience, Clayton has spent much of his professional life analyzing practically every parental control product and feature on the planet. He’s our resident expert on what works, how it works, and what doesn’t work in today’s marketplace. Clayton utilizes his Computer Science background and personality to focus on making sure Net Nanny includes the valuable features that parents need, while keeping it simple and effective. Clayton is passionate about how Net Nanny’s AI-driven filtering solution can help parents protect their kids from inappropriate content, while still letting kids experience the positive benefits of the online world.
Favorite Net Nanny Feature: “Screen Time Management is the new black.”
Praveen Vangeepuram – VP, Engineering
Praveen may be the most determined member of the Net Nanny team. The magic of Net Nanny is in how our parent and child apps communicate with one another and work together, and Praveen has a relentless focus on developing tech that answers parents needs for visibility into their children’s screen time behavior. Maybe Praveen’s focus comes from the fact that he has a son who loves tech as much as he does. Praveen has led technology development for start-ups for more than ten years, including time at e-commerce start up ShopRunner, and as he’ll attest, his role at Net Nanny is his most exciting to date!
Favorite Net Nanny Feature: “The content filtering– because it’s the best in the industry!”
Amanda Orson – VP, Growth
Don’t mess with Amanda! When she’s not at Net Nanny she’s a competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete, volunteer firefighter, and military school graduate. Before joining Net Nanny, Amanda founded or ran several digital marketing agencies, was the chief digital officer at Bridgetower Media and served as director of marketing for EngineerJobs.com up through its acquisition. Now as our chief growth strategist, she’s bringing her determined focus to our customer acquisition, onboarding, and engagement efforts - focused on making Net Nanny the go-to screen time parental control solution for millions of families.
Favorite Net Nanny Feature: Turn off the Internet
Kristin McLaughlin – VP, Consumer Marketing
As a mother of three, Kristin has seen up close how technology and social media has influenced her children’s lives. She’s also worked with some of the country’s leading parenting brands over the years, including Your Baby Can Read and Brainetics. In communicating to and with parents, the one thing she has learned is that parents need an ally to navigate their children’s digital lives. Kristin leverages that experience for Net Nanny’s content efforts by writing blogs for the website, and you’ll also see her regularly on Net Nanny social media sharing insights that can help parents help their children succeed.
Favorite Net Nanny Feature: Turn off the Internet - because everyone needs to unplug sometime!”
Andrew Maunder – Chief Financial Officer
Andy has two adult daughters, and even if he wanted to curtail their screen time that probably isn’t going to happen soon! However, that doesn’t keep him from loving what Net Nanny can do for families. Andy is Net Nanny’s resident Brit and as such, almost everything he says seems smart and sophisticated. And why shouldn’t it - Andy has had a distinguished career in the C-Suite, having served as the CEO of Telesciences, as well as the CFO for two public companies. Andy has been in the U.S. for more than 20 years, working with many technology companies, help with financing strategies to help companies grow and deliver more services.
Favorite Net Nanny Feature: Location – besides kids, it can also locate lost phones.