Monday, August 22, 2011

Care 4 Teen Internet Safety

Do you ever wonder what your children are doing on the computer when you aren't looking?  Recently, I was invited to look at Care 4 Teen. 

My husband asked that I not download the program.  He already uses a different program that he likes and is happy with it.  I am respecting his wishes and did not test out this program.  , I just wanted to let you know I have NOT personally used this program.  I can tell you I browsed the website and it list some  great features. 

I do think that Internet safety is very important .  In this high tech world we have to remind our children that there are many dangers online and the importance of safety measures. 

After looking around at Care4Teen  I  decided I would  share their link  with you and you can decide for yourself if you would like to try it out or not.

This just-launched website offers parents complete access to, and control over, their children's online activities.

Here are just a few brief benefits of

Remote access. This means that you never have to be out of touch with your child's activities online. You simply login to your account from any computer or device with Internet access and you are taken to the page which displays all of your child's activities, as further outlined below.
Intuitive blocking of websites. automatically blocks a large number of websites, either because of their blatant inappropriate content or because the majority of other parents have black-listed the site. There is also a comprehensive white list of websites with over 3 million websites available to your children.
Complete parental control. Although Care4Teen acts intuitively with the blocking of sites, you as the parent retain complete control of your child's online activity. You can choose to block certain sites which are white listed or allow sites which are black listed. Additionally, you can choose to have the program run with restricted or unlimited access, depending on who is using the computer at any time.
In-depth tracking and monitoring. The Care4Teen system includes many layers of built-in tracking and monitoring features. In addition to the intuitive blocking of websites, the program also records each URL visited, the length of time on each site, 10 second video clips captured every 2 minutes and random screen shots.

You can also find Care4Teen on Facebook  and on Twitter !