I do not know about you guys but I have a preteen or Tween as they call them and I know I worry about what she sees and what if she misspells a web address and she goes to some adult entertainment site? Well I now am armed with my family security blanket. Thanks to mom central and Mcafee for sending me the program for writing about this blog. here is some information from Mcafee.com about Mcafee family protection:
McAfee Family Protection protects children of all ages from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers, and other threats.
What you want to do: How McAfee makes this possible:
Protect your children from objectionable Websites Blocks up to 35 categories of objectionable websites and filters inappropriate content
Allow your children to view appropriate YouTube Videos By using key word filtering technology, objectionable content will be prohibited, yet permitting watching acceptable videos
Provide times your children can go online Allows you to manage the amount of time your children use the internet
Let your family enjoy instant messaging Monitors and records instant message conversations to inform you of improper dialogue or conversations with strangers
Allow your children to freely communicate with their friends Blocks unknown email addresses so children cannot communicate with strangers
Enjoy the benefits of social networking Records conversations on social networking sites so you can be aware of bullying, solicitation from strangers and if confidential information has been posted
Allow access to specific programs on your PC Blocks access to applications that parents feel are inappropriate
Make sure your family’s personal information remains safe
Prevents sharing of confidential information and keeps your PC safe from security threats that are commonly found in peer-to-peer file sharing
Ensure your children are having a safe experience online Provides you a complete view of all Internet and IM activity and can be used as a tool to teach appropriate online behavior
Know immediately if there’s a problem so you can talk to your child Receive email and/or text alerts instantly when intentional or accidental website access is attempted and when confidential information is posted
McAfee Family Protection is easy-to-use and built to empower parents to say "yes" to their children’s online interests while protecting them as they learn and explore.
Easy - Fast, simple set-up allows parents to start protecting their children within minutes
Empowering - Provides parents peace of mind while allowing their children to explore safely online
Complete - Protects children of all ages from inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers, and other threats
Social networking sites open the door to cyberbullying, communication with strangers, and posting confidential information. McAfee Family Protection helps mitigate these risks by enabling parents to understand their children’s online activities and communicating proper online behavior.
McAfee Family Protection’s unique YouTube filtering technology prevents exposure to objectionable videos yet gives children access to ones that are appropriate. Parents on-the-go can be notified instantly by email and/or text message if their child has posted personal information on social network sites or attempted to access inappropriate sites.
With McAfee Family Protection, parents have peace of mind that their children are safe to learn, explore, play, communicate, and enjoy the Internet. You may install this product on up to 3 computers in your home.
Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit platform only) and Windows Vista Service pack (SP1) or higher
10 MB Hard Drive Space
800x600 or higher Screen Resolution
128 MB RAM
Active Internet Connection
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or later
For up to 3 PCs
I know we can't police them on the computer 24/7 but this is a tool to help us give our children the freedom to surf the net while giving us moms and dads a piece of mind.