Looking for a way on how to block certain websites on your home internet connection so that your kids don’t spend much time on time, there are many software that would allow you do that but they may not be free and not as simple to configure as Norton Online Family safety which does web filtering of websites automatically based on norton big database, you can specify time limits, block social networking websites for a specific time slot or entire day or always and do lot more.
Norton Safety Minder aka Norton Online Family is one such tools which takes all your worries about anything bad happening to your child on internet. It prevents your kids from the following things on internet.
- Unsafe texting
- Inappropriate content
Norton Online Family comes for free and paid version [ premier version ] however the paid version is only available in US right now as you can see in the image below.
The Free version comes with basic required protection and its very light on system resources and keep running all the time, you can anytime disable or enable it for some hours or until next logon it using the admin username [ email id ] and password you set at the time of install as shown in the image below.
Now, you can either specify certain websites which you want to block or it can automatically block certain websites based on the global list of websites including the ones like facebook, twitter and other social networking websites.
When ever your kid try to open a website which may not be safe or good for him, he will see the following message.
Norton Family Safety free version allows you to keep the history log of the websites for 7 days, you can specify the rules for different users who log in to your computer. This tool comes for all the platforms including windows, mac os and android phone and ipad and iphone app is also there.
If you have the app installed on your mobile device, you can
- Stay "in the loop" when your kids are online, even when you’re away from home.
- Check in, change settings, and turn features on/off without having to open a web browser
You can install the mobile app on your kids mobile phone which is designed in such a way that you can
- Help keep your kids’ texting safe and appropriate
- Be sure the apps your kids download are "kid friendly"
You can download these Norton Safety Monitor [ For Parents Devices ] and Norton Safety Minder [ For Kids Devices ] at norton mobile monitor page.
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