CYBERsitter 11 understands that the Internet is a great tool for children, but also recognizes that children and parents need help to explore it safely. Parents can not monitor their children’s Internet usage 24/7. CYBERsitter fills in the gaps where parents can not.
A feature of CYBERsitter 11 is it allows different users to have differet filtering settings. Parents can customize the settings for each member of the family. Upon install, CYBERsitter will immediately block “adults only” websites for all users. Parents can further customize the settings on an as-needed basis. Because the software allows multiple user profiles, each family member must log off after each use.
A lot of other filtering programs can inadvertently block non-adult content. CYBERsitter solves this problem by allowing users to customize the settings according to what they want to block online and what they wish to allow. Certain search terms may be deemed as being adult when they are not. When your child is doing research online for a school paper, parents can feel confident that they will still be able to access appropriate websites.
This software also has a time-out option. When your child reaches a pre-determined time limit, the connection will automatically time-out, causing them to be disconnected from the Internet. Even when you’re away, you can be sure that your child is adhering to the time limit for Internet use. Parents can set-up times for the Internet to be active, and a time they want it to shut down. An administrator user name and password are required to modify these settings.
CYBERsitter 11 monitors social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. It can record your child’s status updates and conversations. Parents can also opt to block instant messaging applications. Children can run into some dangerous situations while accessing these sites. People are not who they always claim to be.