Keeping Your Kids Safe Online – Parental Control Software

Constant queries from friends with children on the subject of parental control software brought me to explain the options in depth on this blog.  In previous posts, I’ve explored the options embedded in your operating system (Windows/OSX) and using your router/firewall for content filtering.  Today I will explore how to use 3rd party software to control & keep safe your child’s Internet experience.

These third party products offer much more elegant options to control a child’s online experience than the two previous options alone.  These advanced features include:

Blocking objectionable content
Managing and observing activities
Scheduling allowed Internet access
Monitor online activities
Etc.

Three products do this very well and offer advanced features you may need to protect your child’s online experience.   Depending on the features you seek, one of the three may best meet your needs:

Spectator Pro – Windows/Mac/Mobile
http://www.spectorsoft.com/
Net Nanny – Windows/Mac/Mobile
http://www.netnanny.com/
Web Watcher –  Windows
http://www.webwatcherkids.com/

All are great programs but your needs should match the chosen application.  It is my hope that you demo which ever one that most closely fits your parental control needs.  A happy and safe Internet experience will then awaits your children.  Let me know how it goes!

Joseph P. Guarino has a long history of producing business results with the application of information technology. Joseph's expertise span over 15 years in the private sector at leading technology firms and consulting organization. With Evolutionary IT, he saw a market need to bring his transformative knowledge and expertise to firms in the New England area and worldwide. Joseph is driven by a strong desire to see customer's thrive with the best business solutions. Evolutionary IT evolved out of this desire to bring a new level of quality IT solutions, align them with business goals and give customer's a competitive edge.
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