I am looking for a parent control for mint linux with the following features:

  1. Allow parent to remotely lock/unlock
  2. Limit the total duration for an account to be used by all the applications.
  3. Allow individual limits per application
  4. Setup times in the morning and in the evening outside which selected applications would not work

Something similar to the mobile Screen Time Labs application, but for Linux Mint.

Any ideas?


I am OK with commercial solutions for a reasonable price. There must be something on the Linux market.

  • Have you thought of using edubuntu instead of mint? – Steve Barnes May 28 '17 at 3:44
  • I did not have any special preference to mint. If you are saying that edubuntu will make it easier for me - I will replace mint with edubuntu. – user31776 May 29 '17 at 1:03
  • Unfortunately when I checked into it it looks like Edubuntu is fading away.You may find some helpful hints in the answers to askubuntu.com/questions/68918/… – Steve Barnes May 29 '17 at 5:18

Timekpr, (or Timekpr-Revived), does some of what you are looking for and may be worth a look.

  • Limit login durations
  • Limit available login times (everyday or specific days)
  • Different limits for each login account

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