Thursday, March 5, 2009
Get a Sneak Peek of Norton Online Family for Free!
As a mom of a curious teenage boy, one of my greatest concerns is online safety. The dangers and temptations that can be found online are enough to give me gray hair before I turn 40.
Now, there is a product that helps us parents keep an eye on our children's online activities, even when we can't be there in person. Norton Online Family is a new, breakthrough service that gives parents the tools to protect their kids online and connect with their online lives.
Key Norton Online Family features include:
Simple, One-Time Set Up: Create an account online and customize each family member's profile based on age and maturity level.
Easy to Use and Access: Check a child's activity or modify a child's profile, preferences, or time allotment anytime and anywhere using any Internet-connected device.
Clear Reporting: All activities are reported in chronological order and only show the Web sites a child intended to visit - eliminating all the extra URLs, like ads, from Web sites.
Helpful Search Insight: Easily view what words and phrases a child uses to search and where those searches lead online.
Convenient Web Site Control: Control the Web content that flows into the home by prohibiting more than 40 topic categories.
Secured Personal Information: Track, report and prevent personal information that a child may purposely or accidentally try to send via e-mail, IM or social networking site.
Access to Social Network Information: Monitor activity on social networks like Facebook and MySpace with the ability to see how kids represent themselves, when they login and how often.
Real-time Messaging: Built-in messaging allows parents to have real-time discussions with children about activities and better understand their intentions when visiting a Web site.
True Transparency: Children are able to view the "house rules" they established with parents at any time and are notified when Norton Online Family is active, so there is no "stealth" mode.
Custom Alerts: Parents can customize e-mail alerts to address urgent events so they know immediately when a child has reached a time limit or visited a blocked site, etc.
Useful Time Management: An easy-to-use time management feature that - if parents find it necessary - gives each child a "curfew" that will limit computer usage.
The last feature is one of my favorites. I have the option of having my son logged out if he passes his allotted time. No hassles, no arguing. Two hours means two hours. I believe in teaching about accountability and consequences and this tool is a perfect way of helping with that.
I also like the search feature. Not that I think my son would do this, but if I see "hot nude supermodels" pop up, I'll know we have a problem!
Norton Online Family does not officially launch until the spring, but thanks to Norton and Mom Central, I have a special link that you can use to take a sneak peek right now for free....no strings attached. Just click here to get started. Enjoy!
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