· Social network and email blocks to prevent strangers from contacting your kids
· YouTube filtering
· Instant Message and social network monitoring to let you know if your child posts inappropriate or personal information
· Text message and email alerts if your kid tries to visit a bad site
Downloading McAfee Family Protection was really easy. Just make sure to remember your password. Once you restart your computer, you will not be able to get online without logging into your Family Protection account.
Once you have the software downloaded, you can start setting up your limits, etc. You can set a specific amount of time each family member can go on for. You can filter certain words, you can either add your own or use the suggested words from McAfee. You can also filter websites, and McAfee really helps you figure out the social media sites that kids need to be careful on.
My favorite part of the software though is the reporting. You can see what everyone does on the computer. It is amazing! It also saves all IM conversations. This was my biggest problem with my tween, she deletes everything. Sometimes I will find the end tail of a conversation, that doesn't make me happy and of course the beginning is gone. I have no way of knowing what was said. With McAfee family protection, now I do.
I made the choice to let my kids know about the software. I'm not trying to catch them doing anything wrong, I'm trying to prevent them from making bad choices.
McAfee is offering my readers a discount through August 31, 2009 to save $5 off the McAfee Family Protection. The promo code is: 5familyprotection.