This is a sponsored review brought to you by Digitar. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience with WebProtectMe.
How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online
As a parent, you are always protecting you kids regardless of their age and stage. You lay in bed at night thinking of ways to protect them and keep them safe and you do a darn good job I’m sure. You limit the amount of sun they get, you make sure they don’t talk to strangers and you don’t let them play in traffic. In our crazy world nowadays there are so many things we have to worry about, and what your kids are browsing CAN be low on the list if you have the right tools. Keeping your kids safe online should be easy!
I have wrote about this topic before so I will say it again! We must protect our kids while they are online! Wouldn’t it be great to NOT have to worry about if your child was browsing sites he shouldn’t? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to BLOCK certain sites period from your child? Wouldn’t it be great to SEE what your child is doing online without digging into each site he has visited? Wouldn’t it be great if your child could browse the internet with NO popups and advertisements? How would you like the PIECE OF MIND that your child was browsing a internet free of categories like pornography, sex, drugs, violence, abortion, etc? Well guess what, now you can with WebProtectMe Safe Browser!
WebProtectMe Safe Browser
A Free Browsing Experience
WebProtectMe is free and will let you browse with sensible restrictions built in, including Safe Search enabled for Google, Bing, Yahoo, YouTube, Vimeo and Tumblr. It was super easy to find by searching “WebProtectMe” in the App Store and install as well. Type in your email address and a password and you are ready to go.
It will block sites that fall under these categories, among others:
- pornography, sex, nudity
- Sex Education & Abortion
- Drugs, alcohol, tobacco
Nasty things like phishing, malware, key loggers and hackers are also blocked and that’s just the free version! We are online every single day at my house so having WebProtectMe is like a added layer of security for me as it blocks 3rd party webmail viruses, stops identity-stealing pop-ups, removes those annoying ads and helps make my internet a safer place for my family!
WebProtectMe Guardian™ is the premium subscription monitoring pay-for account that lets you block (or un-block) any of the above and also fifty more categories. You can completely customize your families protection. We have different age kids in my household so the ability to set restrictions per-user even on the same devices is awesome! My older child can have access to different websites and things that my younger child can not!
Guardian does everything that the free safe browser does, it is just a little more fine tuned and controls a little more tightly. There is a $9.99 monthly fee to use it but you can give it a try for a free month, to see if you like it, so there is no risk! Below is a “Top Blocked Sites” report example.
Guardian is awesome for its reporting capabilities! It shows you by site what your child is browsing on the browsing report but can also show you blocked searches. You can set up a “blocked search” and get a report to see if your child is searching for words that you might of blocked. Then you can have conversations with your child about why they are searching for these words or phrases. What a great conversation starter for some of those hard to talk about topics that we must have with our kids.
Here is an example. Let’s say you blocked the word fat because someone at your child’s school was calling them fat and you didn’t want them searching for it. You can see that they did try searching for the word “fat” where the red dot is on your report.
You can also tell by the reports what categories your child has visited the most and where she/he is most active.
The only draw backs I see to this app currently and maybe this will change one day are as follows:
- Only for IOS .
- I like to browse on my laptop/desktop and this is just for Iphone and Ipod.
In closing, there are several sites that offer great advice for parents looking for more info on online safety! My favorite is the FBI site where they give advice and information specifically for parents to help protect your children from dangers lurking in both the online and offline worlds. You can check it out here!
Keep your kids safe and on task on the internet! You have other things to worry about like if they are eating their vegetables and if your husband took out the trash! MAK gives WebProtectMe and Guardian two thumbs up!
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