New Computer or iPhone for Your Kids? Don't Forget to Block the Porn

Filtering Software Like Safe Eyes Helps Protect Web-Enabled Christmas Presents

Jan 20, 2010, 11:31 ET from InternetSafety.com

ATLANTA, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With all the excitement over holiday gifts of computers or smartphones for Johnny or Susie, parents may forget one important thing: the millions of pages of pornography and other inappropriate Internet content that is just a click or a misspelled URL away. Web filtering software like Safe Eyes for PCs and Macs, or a filtering-enabled Internet browser like Safe Eyes Mobile for Apple iPhones and related devices, can erase the worry by blocking access to objectionable websites.

"Millions of computers and smartphones were given to children this Christmas, and in the process so was a ticket to everything that is both good and bad about the Internet. Unless parents intervene, children will eventually discover the underbelly of the Web - whether by deliberately seeking it, accidentally mistyping a website address, stumbling across a disturbing YouTube video, or any number of other scenarios," said Rick Schatz, President and CEO of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families. "Installing filtering software is critical to protecting your children from harmful or objectionable material."

For computers, one option is to use a family Internet manager like Safe Eyes that blocks objectionable websites in a choice of 35 categories as well as by URL and keyword. Safe Eyes also allows parents to limit length and timing of Internet use, block or record instant messenger chats, limit email use to certain addresses, detect inappropriate or personal information posted on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, and more. It works with all major browsers including Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. A $49.95 annual subscription covers up to three Macs and/or PCs with the ability to customize settings for each child.

For mobile devices, parents can add a child-safe Internet browser like Safe Eyes Mobile that blocks inappropriate pages for the Apple iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch. Safe Eyes Mobile works just like the built-in iPhone browser with pinch and tap zoom, bookmarks and built-in Google search. It is available through the iPhone App Store for $19.99 per phone.

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InternetSafety.com™ has been a leading provider of web filtering solutions for consumers and businesses since 1999. The company's flagship software, Safe Eyes®, is the two-time recipient of the PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award, earned a separate Editor's Choice Award from LAPTOP Magazine, and was rated as the #1 parental control solution by America's leading consumer advocacy publication. Other products include Safe Eyes Mobile, the first family-safe browser for the iPhone; EtherShield, a network-level solution offering plug-and-play Internet filtering for business environments; and Safe Eyes Business, an end-point filtering service for businesses of any size. The company's products are used by customers in more than 150 countries. The company also supplies the technology for McAfee® Family Protection online safety software. For more information, visit www.internetsafety.com.

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