From CyberPatrol’s website:
Think your kids are safe online? Think again.
- 72% of kids don’t tell their parents what they do online
- 71% received messages from someone they don’t know
- 55% have given personal information to a stranger
- Nearly 50% have been bullied online
- 22% have accidentally downloaded a virus
Sources: NCMEC; Senate Resolution 567; Harris Interactive
With CyberPatrol Parental Controls you can:
- Block harmful websites and images
- Stop predators and cyberbullies
- Monitor activity
- Limit time spent online
- Protect personal information
- Restrict access to chat, IM and other programs
- Block program downloads
CyberPatrol definitely made a difference. Over the last 4 days Princess Nagger has spent more time on her computer since she’s out of school. She didn’t notice any difference in the performance of her computer – I didn’t notice any difference, either, when she roped me into playing one of the games for her.
The thing I liked best is that I can set different filtering rules based on different variances like age. Most of our friends kids are older than the Princess Nagger, so I can set the filters based on their age (and what their parents allow for browsing the internet). CyberPatrol doesn’t just block bad websites, it also lets you set time limits, keeps track of where they’ve been going on the internet, and even blocks them from sending out personal info.
It’s very easy to use – the default settings are excellent, so you can just do an ‘install and go’ mode and not worry. I like that it has lots of ability to configure it the way you want, because it makes it much more flexible when any ‘older’ kids come over to visit.
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced security software to keep your kids safe, I would definitely recommend CyberPatrol.