Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo, AOL AIM, MSN, ICQ and Jabber. In the event your child is using another chat service, simply block access to that chat site and require them to use one of these popular chat clients.
Kids Do Not Realize the Internet is Public
We teach our children to be safe on the internet, but it is very easy to forget and a difficult lesson to learn. KidsWatch monitors hundreds of keywords, plus any keywords you want to add, that could potentially be harmful to your children, depending on their age:
- Your address and home phone number.
- Drugs, alcohol, sex, and other inappropriate words.
- Plus keywords you want to add based on your own family safety protocols.
KidsWatch will send you an E-mail Alert when these keywords are used, along with the related content.
A Safe “Additional” Feature to Have
Our chat monitoring feature may not be the sole reason to bring KidsWatch into your home, but it is a great safety feature to have. Consider this statistic from the Crimes Against Children Research Center:
To us, that seems like a staggering number and you don’t have to look further than reading your local newspaper to be aware just how frequently these situations can occur. Please review the sample KidsWatch Chat Report on the right, and see how you can be made aware of when parental guidance may be needed.