Safe Eyes 6 Adds New Protections for Children Online, Including Industry-First Ratings-Based Internet TV Content Filter

Company: InternetSafety.com
Published: 09 January, 2010
InternetSafety.com today announced Safe Eyes 6, a major upgrade to its award-winning family Internet management software that includes an industry-first Internet TV content filter enabling parents to restrict children's access to inappropriate online TV shows and movies based on standard TV and movie ratings. Parents will be able to block children's access to explicit music lyrics, enforce tamper-proof safe search on major search engines, receive daily or weekly reports on children's online activities by email, and use a new easy setup wizard to quickly tailor settings to each child.

These new features will enhance Safe Eyes' established tools for safeguarding and managing children's Internet usage. The software also automatically blocks objectionable websites in a choice of 35 categories as well as by user-defined URLs and/or keywords to shield children from undesirable online content; provides instant messaging controls, email blocking and social network monitoring to protect against risky online communications; and allows parents to schedule Internet usage in order to manage the time that their family spends online.

Safe Eyes 6 adds:

* Internet TV filtering on Hulu, iTunes and major TV network websites including ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, based on the ratings level that parents deem appropriate for their children. Parents can set the software to limit content by user to TV-G and G-rated, TV-PG and PG-rated, TV-14 and PG-13-rated, or TV-MA and R-rated TV shows and movies. No other family Internet manager has these filtering capabilities.

* Blocking the viewing or purchase of songs with explicit lyrics on iTunes by selecting the appropriate setting on the setup page.

* Stronger protection against objectionable search results, with the ability to enable safe search features on popular sites such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and YouTube from Safe Eyes and thereby prevent children from disabling the safe search setting.

* Easy-to-understand daily or weekly activity reports sent by email, offering an at-a-glance overview of each user's top search terms, most visited websites, blocked websites and programs, personal information posted online, and time-of-day Web usage patterns.

* Easy setup wizard giving parents the option to copy settings from one child to another, utilize InternetSafety.com's suggested settings based on age, or customize user settings for each activity (websites, videos, music, instant messaging, games, social networking and email) from dropdown menus.

"There is a major disconnect in managing children's media activities today. You can have parental controls on a TV that prevent children from watching a show that you consider objectionable, but the child can watch the same show on the family computer. One of our primary goals in Safe Eyes 6 was to remedy that problem," said InternetSafety CEO Forrest Collier. "At the same time, we have added other new protections, simplified setup, and equipped parents with more meaningful reports that keep them informed and aware of their family's Internet activities."