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PROTECTING KIDS ONLINE

Software to Protect Your Child

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Every software package has their strengths and limitations. Go to their sites, read up on the product and make an educated decision on what product fits your needs.

  • A+ Internet Filtering for Families

  • HEDGEBUILDERS A+ Internet Filtering for families provides quality parental control and pornography blocking. This helps you as parents put into place the controls necessary for the protection of your children and your home.

  • AOL Parental Controls (AOL members)

  • With different degrees of control, you decide: Which web sites they visit, Who they IM and e-mail with, Which chat rooms they can access , How long your child can be online.

  • ComputerCOP

  • ComputerCOP software scans a computer and provides owners a simple method to see if the computer has been used inappropriately. Though the software has clear business applications, it is also beneficial for parents who can use the monitoring software to automatically search for potentially offensive photo files and suspect words or phrases that match more than a 1,000 red-flagged words contained in the built-in dictionary. Parents can utilize the software to protect their children from opportunists who use the Internet to take advantage of youths and also to monitor their sons’ and daughters’ activities. The simplicity of Computer Cop makes it easy for parents who are unsophisticated computer users to protect their children by easily finding objectionable web sites, activities and materials.

  • Covenant Eyes Software

  • Covenant Eyes Accountability program monitors where you travel on the Internet and sends a report to your Accountability Partner(s) detailing your web browsing activity.

  • Cyber Patrol

  • CyberPatrol is one of the most powerful and popular client-based, browser independent, Internet safety software solutions for Windows-based standalone PCs available today. CyberPatrol is designed to help an online generation get the most from the Internet!

  • CYBERsitter

  • CYBERsitter is the original Internet filter. It is the best choice for pre-teens and public/educational/institutional use. It was designed to be easy to use and easy to install. It is a full-featured content management product that keeps kids safe by restricting access to millions of objectionable Internet websites, providing detailed logs of all Internet access, and much more. CYBERsitter is a five-time recipient of the prestigious PC Magazine editors choice award.

  • EBlaster

  • eBlaster is the most dependable, full-featured remote surveillance product available from the worldwide leader in Internet monitoring software. Robust and secure for the most demanding businesses, yet easy for even computer novices to install and use effectively, eBlaster provides both Instant Notification Email and Chat Alerts with Comprehensive Hourly and Daily Activity Reports to give you the power and control.

  • Enologic Net Filter Home

  • Protect your child with EnoLogic NetFilter Home, the most reliable content filter available. The parental control software is developed by expert researchers and uses advanced image analysis combined with text analysis to protect your child online.

  • ENUFF

  • Parents increasingly realize that effective Parental Control means more than just filtering inappropriate Internet material; it also means tackling the problems of midnight game sessions and endless surfing or chatting on the internet. With ENUFF PC computer and internet timer you can give your children a balanced computing life... and that means more time for homework, exercising, socializing with friends or family, and getting a good night's rest.

  • Gaggle E-mail

  • Thousands of schools use the Gaggle Network to provide safe, teacher-controlled email accounts for students.

  • Google Safe Search

  • Google's Safe Search

  • Intergrity Online/Everyware

  • Clean up your existing Internet connection with Integrity Online's Internet Filter, a client that resides in your computer's taskbar. Its purpose is to provide adjustable Internet filtering levels based on Internet content categories and requires a password protected login so that only authorized users are able to make changes to the filter levels.

  • iProtectYou

  • The iProtectYou Internet filtering and parental control software program enables you to fully control your child’s online use, thus preventing your child from being exposed to the inappropriate, harmful and dangerous aspects of the Internet.

  • Key Captor

  • KeyCaptor is your solution for recording ALL keystrokes of ALL users on your computer! Now you have the power to record emails, websites, documents, chats, instant messages, usernames, passwords, and MUCH MORE!

  • ModemLockDown

  • Disables your internet connection until you are ready to use it

  • Net Nanny

  • Net Nanny is a powerful filtering tool that allows you to determine what Internet content enters your home. It comes with maximum protection and pre-set monitoring functions, which you can easily customize to meet your family's unique needs.

  • Norton Internet Security

  • Key Features: Antivirus, Antispyware, Two-way Firewall, Rootkit Detection, Intrusion Prevention, & Anti-Phishing

  • Optenet PC

  • Manage each family member’s online access. Control what is downloaded. Optenet PC is an Internet filtering solution that blocks and filters pornography, gambling, chat and more . .

  • Parents CyberAlert

  • Are you concerned about your children’s online activities? Do you feel you should keep a closer eye on what they are doing in CyberSpace? The dangers that children face on the Internet are well documented, too often in the headline news. Parents recognize the need to better monitor their children’s online activity, but don’t have the time or the proper tools. Concerned parents are using Family Cyber Alert to keep a watchful eye on their children and monitor their PC/Internet activities. Family Cyber Alert will record everything your children do online, including: Email Recording,Chat/Instant Messenger Recording,Website Recording,Application Recording,File Access Recording,Keystroke Recording,Screen Snapshot Recording,Time & Sequence Recording

  • PureSight PC

  • PureSight PC is a parental control solution, designed to allow families to manage Internet access for all family members on their home PCs. It is an easy, flexible and effective tool for making families' Internet experience a safe and positive one.
    PureSight PC is the only parental control filtering solution that relies on a multilayer dynamic content filtering solution to categorize web sites, and does not rely on URL blue lists and databases.

  • Qustodio

  • Protect, understand & manage your children’s Internet activity with Qustodio

  • Safe Eyes

  • Safe Eyes Parental Controls Include: Content Controls - Flexible "Internet Filtering" allows you to select the types of website that are appropriate, program controls - control Instant Messengers, P2P File Sharing, and other harmful programs, time controls - control the amount of time spent online, and the times when the internet is available, usage Logging - create and review logs of websites visited, programs used on the Internet, and Instant Messaging Chats, usage alerts - be notified instantly via email, text message, or phone call when someone visits inappropriate websites.

  • Safe Families We-Blocker 2.1

  • TechMission's Safe Families software represents a long awaited update building on the We-Blocker software which was last updated in 2001. This download is the latest update to We-Blocker software, which is the most widely used free Internet filtering software with hundreds of thousands of downloads. The update includes: Adding over 300,000 sites to the blocked sites list ; Providing the ability to disable the splash screen; Integrating extensive Webcast training for parents to protect their children online; Improved graphics.

  • Screen Shield

  • The company's solutions serve as a deterrent and watchdog, silently detecting, monitoring, logging, and if you choose, blocking pornographic images from being displayed on computers. iShield™ blocks pornography in web browsers; iShield Plus™ blocks pornography from all sources (web browsers, email, CD, DVD, etc.); ScreenShield™Enterprise provides network wide administration and protection from pornography

  • SentryPC

  • SentryPC enables you to control, restrict and monitor access and usage of your PC. You can control how long and when users are allowed to use the computer, prevent the use of specific programs, block access to certain websites, restrict access to Windows functions like the Control Panel and more.
    SentryPC can also block chat activities, and intercept the user if specific keywords (of your choice) are typed in an email, URL, document or other input area. In addition to access control, the program can also record all activities, including keystrokes, chats and more for complete activity monitoring.

  • Spector Pro

  • Spector Pro records every detail of what they do on the computer – their chats, instant messages, emails, the web sites they visit, what they search for, what they do on MySpace, the pictures they post and look at, the keystrokes they type, the programs they run and much more. Its advanced surveillance screen snapshot features, you get to see not only WHAT they do, but the EXACT order in which they do it, step by step. With Spector Pro, you will never doubt who is doing what on the computer.

  • SurfontheSafeside.com (SOS)

  • When you subscribe to SurfontheSafeside.com all your internet browsing passes through their computers first. Each page is checked against a constantly updated list of blacklisted internet sites.

  • SurfPass

  • SurfPass is a software for Windows that makes it possible to control self-service computers usage.
    The control of the computer relates to not only Internet applications where it is possible to filter sites and services, but also to other Windows applications such as MS Office or games.
    An account with several properties like use duration and membership group is set up for each user and for each computer. A group defines properties common to all its members by the use of profiles: filtering rules, timetable, etc...
    SurfPass keeps a detailed and centralized log of user sessions as well as visited Web sites. It also allows the administrator to monitor, in real time, the Internet usage of all the computers on the local network.

  • WebWatcher

  • WebWatcher Computer Monitoring Software keeps kids safe online: Record Websites Visited, Block Unwanted Websites, Take Screenshots in Real-Time, Record Instant Messages, Record Emails & Attachments, Filter Content & Sort Data, Log Keystrokes Online & Offline


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