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Free Internet watchdog warns you about bad sites

Free Internet watchdog warns you about bad sites
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The Internet is a great learning tool for children. They can get help with their homework online or do research for school projects. Don't forget about the fun games and videos.

But the Internet has a darker side, too. Way too many sites promote pornography, violence, drug use, hate and gambling. You definitely want to protect your children from these sites and you can get a little peace of mind with the right parental control software.

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Blue Coat's K9 Web Protection fits the bill. Based on software that many businesses use, it comes with a comprehensive list of objectionable sites to block in 70 different categories, and you can customize the list.

The K9 program lets you specify times when the computer can or can't be used and can block Web access during specified times. You'll also get regular updates on what the computer users are doing.

Even better, K9 also blocks malware-infected sites.

It doesn't matter what browser you use, and works on both Macs and PCs, and Apple and Android phones and tablets. So wherever your family is browsing they will be protected. However, the software is only available to download on one computer. You will need to request additional licenses to put it on more than one computer.

For mobile gadgets, you will also need to download the app separately. Click here to get it for iOS and Android devices. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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