Top Non-OS Filtering Product for Children Up to Ten Years
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 08 - InternetSafety.com, now a part of McAfee, announced today that McAfee® Safe Eyes® parental control software (http://www.safeeyes.com) earned the highest overall score of 29 filtering products evaluated by the European Commission for children ten and under. Rankings are based on a composite score measuring product functionality, effectiveness, usability and security.
The study, called “Benchmarking of parental control tools for the online protection of children,” was released in January 2011 and commissioned by the European Commission to help parents evaluate the multiple family Internet management tools currently available in Europe. The project was funded by the European Union through the Safer Internet Programme, designed to create a safer online environment for young people. Complete results are available here.
“This report is the most comprehensive comparison of different parental control solutions we have seen. The fact that Safe Eyes software topped the rankings reflects more than a decade of product development and an ongoing commitment to protecting children from the unsavory side of the Internet,” said Shane Kenny, director of sales & marketing for McAfee Safe Eyes. “Parents anywhere in the world can use this study as a guide in selecting the product that fits the specific needs of their family.”
The software allows parents to block objectionable websites in their choice of 35 categories as well as by URL and keyword. It also offers the option to protect children from inappropriate online TV shows and movies based on standard TV and movie ratings, schedule Internet use, block or record instant messenger chats, and get reports when user-selected terms or phrases are posted on social networking sites like Facebook. Safe Eyes software works with Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari.
A single $49.95 annual subscription covers up to three Mac and/or PC computers with the ability to customize settings for each child and enforce them on any machine. The product’s website blacklist is updated automatically every day, eliminating the need for manual updates. Safe Eyes software can be downloaded at www.SafeEyes.com.
Safe Eyes Mobile software (http://www.safeeyesmobile.com), the first filtering-enabled Internet browser for the Apple iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch and iPad, provides similar functionality to Safari by offering the same pinch and tap zoom, bookmarks and built-in Google search. It is available through the iPhone App Store at a price of $19.99 per phone.
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