Internet Filters and Tools - Free

 

K9 Web Protection 

The free Internet safety filter which works with Internet Explorer or FireFox. Can be configured to monitor sites visited or bark with a blocked site is visited. www.k9webprotection.com

 

Hector Protector 

If a child is upset about something on the screen, they click the dolphin and an an underwater scene comes up covering the screen with a reassuring message to get adult help. From Net Safe of New Zealand www.netsafe.org.nz

 

The Parental ControlBar 

http://parentalcontrolbar.org

 

We-Blocker Safe Families Software 

Free Internet filtering software from the Christian Safe Families site. www.safefamilies.org/download.php

 

Commercial Filter Comparisons

GetNetWise.org - Comparison of filtering tools and much more http://kids.getnetwise.org/tools/

 

Internet Filter Review

Comparison of the most popular Internet filters and monitors http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/  

  

Monitors - Free

 

McGruff SafeGuard - capture and record chat & IM; optional upgrade to Plus version for more features. www.gomcgruff.com

 

Activity Monitors

Monitors MySpace activity http://ndustry.net/

 

Hoopa

Records MSN Messenger Activities www.hoopaa.com

KidLogger

Keystroke logging program www.rohos.com/kid-logger

P.O.K (Protect Our Kids) 

Monitors text phrases www.cyntrigal.com

 

Internet Monitors - Commercial

 

Spector Pro

A top rated program which monitors online activities including web access, chat, and more. Takes screen shots, e-mails reports. $100.

www.spectorsoft.com/

 

Many of these applications cited have been tried and tested, however it is recommended that you visit the application website and evaluate each application on your own before installation. The Calhoun ISD cannot be responsible for how these applications may work or not work on your operating system

 

 

Alternative Browsers for Young Children

 

Kidrocket 

Browser which only allows access to preselected sites.

www.kidrocket.org

 

Tuki

More features and controls such as customized user accounts. Many options are only available if you purchase the premium version. www.noahsnet.com/noahfree.htm