The license request process can be initiated through the installation wizard.Family Cyber Alert is another app that's designed to block access to questionable Web sites and to monitor online activity.
Okay, maybe not every kid, but I am certainly glad that nothing like this existed when I was a kid.Family Cyber Alert records every keystroke and maintains separate logs of Web sites visited, emails sent, files accessed, and instant messages.The software can also be configured to automatically record screen captures of the session, and those screen captures can even be stitched together into a video of the session (Figure B).One big complaint about this software is that there is no easy way to uninstall it.There is also an option to view Internet usage history.One of this program's nicer features is that you can control what happens when someone attempts to access a Web site you have blocked.
For example, you can play a sound (so that a parent will hear an alert if access is attempted), and there is even an option to completely shut down Internet access for a period of time if someone repeatedly tries to access blocked sites (Figure A).
Before you can install the software, you will have to request a free license key.
Although I don't have any children of my own, friends routinely ask me whether I know of any good applications to keep their kids safe while online.
Here are five parental control applications you might find helpful.
K9 Web Protection, from Blue Coat, is a free utility that's designed to regulate the way your Internet connection can be used.
You have the option of restricting access times, blocking Web sites, and filtering Internet access by URL keywords.