I remember when the internet was just getting started and since then it has come a long way. There are so many wonderful things the internet has done for us. It has opened up many doors not only for the average person but especially for homeschoolers. Unfortunately, the internet has also made it possible for people to be exposed to some negative stuff as well. Pornography, stalkers, as well as other dangers wait out there. There are many families that have been hurt in some way by the internet so it is important that parents teach their kids internet safety. It is equally important that parents also possess the ability to monitor the internet activity of their kids as a safeguard.
My family tries to be very vigilante and careful when we use the internet but still there are times when searches we run come up with items that are less than savory for our liking. Innocent words often bring up results that we are often shocked to see. We sometimes slip and maybe reveal a little more than we intend. So if you have children it is very important to ensure that they are extra safe when it comes to the internet and computer usage.
Action Alert is one company that has a product that assists families in protecting their kids where computers and the internet are concerned. Action Alert has two programs that you can use: a free version and a paid one that has maximum protection for your family.
Whether you use the free version or the paid one, there are many features available to help assist you in protecting your family against internet dangers.
Some of Action Alerts Features:
- Blocks sites of predetermined ones as well as allowing manual setting of websites to block
- Tracks emails
- Ability for 60 hours of activity logging which is video so you can see what has been done on the computer
- Capability for parents to set and enforce computer usage times
- Tracks online chatting
- Content filtering
You can receive alert messages either on your computer or cell phone making it more accessible remotely. I only took advantage of the alerts sent to my emails. I watched one of the video activity logs and was able to watch what we had been doing on our pc. I really liked that feature because sometimes a text log just doesn’t truly show what is being done at a computer. I think if you are looking for a program that will give you that extra level of security and a feeling of safety concerning your family and the internet, then you may want to check out Action Alert.
There is a FAQS section where you can get a little more information about their software HERE on their website.
You can try out their free protection or if you already are sold on Action Alert you can purchase their maximum protection software for $29,99. Either option can be found on their website HERE. Action Alert has a 30 day satisfaction guarantee where they will fully refund your purchase.
Check out Action Alert’s internet dangers page for more information on potential issues you need to be aware of with regards to the internet.
Action Alert has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show
It has received Disney’s iParenting award
As well as been endorsed by the Child Safety Network
To read what others in the TOS Homeschool Crew have to say about Action Alert, check out out TOS Homeschool Crew Blog.
Note: I received the Action Alert for free as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew in order to provide an honest review for my readers.