We are very careful about the websites that our kids get on, and we even have Safe Eyes to protect the whole family from unintentionally going to a site that we would want our children (or us!) to see. Safe Eyes is a great online security system that we bought based off of a recommendation from Dave Ramsey.
Anyway, while Safe Eyes is perfect for filtering out the websites that we don’t want to show up (you can even have different protection levels for different members of the family!) there are times that I want to pick exactly which websites they can go on. And that’s exactly what Weblock For Kids does.
You set the specific websites that you want your child to be able to go to, and those are the ONLY websites that they can click on! To exit back to the main computer screen you have to enter your parental password that you set up when you are setting up the program. You can add and remove websites very easily (so if your 7 year old boy has played WAY to much Lego.com at the beginning of the week, you can take it off his approved sites for the rest of the week). 🙂 Are all 7 year old boys obsessed with Legos? Mine sure is!! He’s on Lego.com every chance he can get!
The best part is that this program is completely FREE!! And from downloading and using the program, it looks like the only way that they are making money is by advertising several “extra offers” and extra free downloads (like toolbars and stuff) right when you first download the software. Once I downloaded Weblock, there were no more of those offers. You don’t have to to sign up for any of those to get this program; we just hit “no” or “skip” on all of them and eventually made it to the Weblock software that we wanted!
And I love that you can set time limits on computer usage too!!
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