Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Parental Control PART 2


Ok for Window XP, I couldn't install the Parental Controls from Microsoft, they don’t really have any, just the basic internet option settings for this windows.   Every time I tried to download the program (they have now) on their site it wasn't compatible with my PC.  They did have instructions on how to install it but just seemed easier to use something else.

I was able to install one of the programs I found the other night, k9webprotectionIt wasn't hard to set up, and it did offer protection for IPhone's,  IPod's,  IPad's and/or Android. It was easy to use but I did notice there wasn't remote access like the other but did offer daily emails.  Although it was fairly easy to use I couldn't figure out how to set it up on just the kid’s user accounts.  It would send alerts on who ever used the computer.

The others I found that said “free” where not free only free 15 days etc.  Very disappointing. Sometimes you downloaded before it told you. And one asked for my phone number and I didn't go any further.  Why would they need my phone number? 


The other one I installed came from CNet called Verity Free Parental ControlSoftware.  It is also free and was easy to install.  It was similar to the K9, they were almost the same, little differences.  Verity did not offer protection for Android.  But you could turn this one off so adults can use it only if you had the password.


The others I found that said “free” where not free only free 15 days etc.  Very disappointing. Sometimes you downloaded before it told you. And one asked for my phone number and I didn’t go any further.  Why would they need my phone number?

I do have Parental Controls with my service provider and they are pretty good and easily combined with the software I found online.  So my Notebook with Window XP will be safe.  Although I have decided to put the one I installed on my Laptop, Qustodio, on my Notebook, I like the idea of being able to monitor from someplace else.  It also offered to monitor only the kid’s user profiles, a plus. J 

These I got from BlackCats are Good Luck. J











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Alice M

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