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Net Nanny Software Review
By: Joe Eitel
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    2008-12-03

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  • Net Nanny Software Review
  • The difference and the danger
  • Net Nanny
  • How Net Nanny Works

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    Net Nanny Software Review - How Net Nanny Works


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    Sure, Net Nanny filters out all of the unfavorable aspects of the Internet and gives parents peace of mind, but how does it work exactly? The newest version integrates seamlessly with “safe search” options found in popular search engines like Yahoo, Google and MSN. As a parent you can decide to have Net Nanny disable search engines altogether, but even if you choose not to, your child won’t even be able to see or click on links to blocked sites.

    It’s almost as if they no longer exist on your child’s computer. In all actuality they do, of course; your child just can’t see them or access them. This new Internet safety feature enables better protection against pornographic images, especially when an “image only” search is attempted.

    Net Nanny truly seems to be a parent’s best defense against their children viewing unfavorable material or accessing inadmissible websites. Even if a child attempts to turn off the safe search capability from the search engine, Net Nanny will turn it back on in real-time as the search is occurring. Even more unbelievable, this filtering software also blocks content in multiple languages to provide even more Internet security to families.

    Net Nanny gives you the ability to monitor what your child does online whether or not you can be home to witness it first hand. It is fairly common for both parents to work full time jobs, leaving their children to their own devices after a day of school. What would otherwise be the optimal opportunity for your child to browse the web without any adult supervision or rules by which to abide turns out to be another closely monitored Internet session complete with prohibited sites and material.

    You see,Net Nannyrecently enhanced its safety administration tools, allowing powerful remote management tools to exist. Parents can now manage and maintain Internet safely policies of their own choosing remotely, as long as an Internet connection exists.

    This specific filtering software was specially designed to give parents back the control they lacked previously when their child was able to surf the web without any precautions. The only way to bypass Net Nanny’s safe search feature is with your unique administrator password, which only the parent knows and to which only the parent has access.

    Net Nanny provides a multitude of services for parents, which is why it is known as the best of its class. Aside from all of the features already discussed, Net Nanny offers one more service that many parents will find to be particularly helpful in keeping their children safe. ContentWatch, Inc. issues safety reports to parents which are incredibly detailed, first class presentations of all of the Internet activity performed by their child. Surely there can be nothing more comforting that knowing what sites your child has visited.

    As a matter of fact, there can be. Net Nanny also details the websites your child has attempted to access without success due to the filtering software. The report will also detail the full text of actual instant messaging conversations had between your child and their online “friends.” As a parent you are empowered with the ability to monitor or block your child’s access to certain areas of the Internet, leaving Internet predators powerless to any home whose computer is equipped with Net Nanny.

    The Internet has changed how we view and interact with the world. There are countless websites online for children that are both educational and entertaining, but sadly for every one suitable web site there are countless others that will prove to be inappropriate and misleading. Filtering software such as Net Nanny will prove to be an excellent investment for families who want their children to be able to enjoy the Internet and do what they need to do while being protected from the things they don’t need to see. The parental controls on Net Nanny, which is the most highly ranked Internet filter, will once again make parents feel comfortable knowing that what their children do on the Internet is in their hands.


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