Does Netsanity block texting (SMS)?

Yes, only on Android.  You can block SMS texting completely or just for specific contacts via your parental dashboard. More detail on that can be found in our latest release guide here.

iOS devices do not have this capability. However, there are many internet-based “texting” apps. We include many of these in the Appblocker and as such, can block many of these services.

Also, our Screenlock option included in Timeout can be used to remotely lock the child’s screen. Depending on the type of iOS device used, parents have the ability to lock the screen ad-hoc or in parallel with our Timeblocker scheduler. When the screen is locked using Netsanity, the user will not be able to text nor use any other apps until a passcode is entered to unlock the device.