Thursday, April 26, 2007

Control your child's Online activity with BeNetSafe

Face it; children love the computer. They love the Internet because it is fascinating and holds lots of interests for them. But, all those interests aren't healthy for our children. Some of the social activities around the Web are some of those.

With a BeNetSafe account, you can track the accounts your children have on the Internet, even if they tell you they don't have one. Some of the places children go are MySpace, Xanga, and Friendster. Children will go to other homes and get on the Internet. But, never fear; BeNetSafe works no matter where they log on.

The only bad thing is BeNetSafe only tracks down information on MySpace, Xanga, and Friendster. But, this is a start. The cost is $19.95 a month or $75.95 per year.

BOTTOM LINE: BeNetSafe is a one-trick pony, but it's good at what it does. If your child has a MySpace, Xanga or Friendster page, BeNetSafe will find it and flag specific problems. And it offers resources to help your teen understand online safety.

PROS: Finds your child's social-networking pages by matching personal information you supply. Warns of problems such as too-personal information made public. No local installation needed.

CONS: Only searches MySpace, Xanga, Friendster. Can't protect against inappropriate e-mail or IM contact. Limited ability to flag dangerous content. Some minor bugs in reporting.


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WomanHonorThyself said...

thanks for the info..u can never be too safe with children eh?
Have a super weekend! :)

Debbie said...

I never thought much about this until we got our grandson a computer at Christmas. I'm going to check this out. The internet is such a scary place when you have children or grandchildren.

Barbara said...

I'm glad we didn't have Internet when my children were home. There is so much out there to draw them, and, if a parent isn't very intrusive in what they do, the children can find anything on the Internet. And, there are lots of people out there ready to prey on them, too!