As the popularity of internet usage, online schooling, kid-available social media and programming grows, so does the risk to our kids. Danger lurks in the form of pop-up ads, sneaky viruses, social network predators and the curiosity of children. Bad things are just a click away. It is imperative that as parents we seek out and take advantage of ways to protect our kids from online dangers.
Action Alert may just be what every concerned parent is looking for.
Action Alert creates a kid-safe PC with web-site blocking and filtering, comprehensive time controls, and parental alerts.
Two downloads are offered: Free Protection with everything you need to set up a kid-safe computer and Maximum Protection with fully customizable, mulitple-user protection, including social networking monitoring. Members of the TOS Crew received the Maximum Protection download.
Once downloaded, Action Alert is on the job, blocking thousands of websites known to host spyware and unwanted content. You can even block websites yourself. Or, especially for young children, choose the “allowed sites only” mode, where you choose what sites are ok for your children, and everything else is blocked.
Action Alert also begins the process of recording up to 60 hours of computer activity, including internet surfing, online chats, games, etc. Everything on and offline is being recorded for you to view at any time.
One of the best settings in Action Alert is the parent notification setting. Should your child type in an unacceptable keyword or phrase, you can choose to be notified immediately by email or text message. You can also choose to receive a weekly update of your child’s computer usage.
Action Alert uses the same encrypted password and security protections used by the U.S. Government, making it nearly impossible for your child to disable or work around it. Plus any attempts to do so will be recorded. Hopefully, letting your children know this will act as a deterrent in and of itself.
Action Alert has been awarded Disney’s iParenting Award and has been featured on the Today Show.
Action Alert is reasonably priced at $29.99 and available for immediate download. They offer a 30-Day money back guarantee.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are those of myself and/or my son.