DeBow's Review is a continuing commentary on our digital world. It's Web Guide
offers a quick look at the many options available in the most visited categories on the
World Wide Web. WebSiteFaves is a review of many of our absolute favorite websites.
Spam, Spyware, Pfishing, Identity Theft, it’s enough to scare you half to death, but the biggest concern most folks have is protecting their kids as the Internet becomes one of their primary education and social interaction tools. Here’s a few sites that can make having a safe surfing experience easier to accomplish for all of us.
Netsmartz.org is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators and law enforcement officials that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet. It has special sections for Kidz and for Teens.
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
StaySafe.org is an educational site intended to help consumers understand both the positive aspects of the Internet as well as how to manage a variety of safety and security issues that exist online. Funded by Microsoft the guidance may include behavioral, product and technical solutions.
WebWatcher lets you know what your kid is doing on the web. It lets parents block any webpage based on what's on it or the address. You can see screen shots of what is on your kids monitor, and read all their e-mail's or im's and see who they are talking to. (Review written by the KidZ editor of debowsreview.com)
SurveilStar Activity Monitor is an invisible and undetectable
easy-to-use activity monitoring and surveillance tool (surveillance software) for individual PCs.
From monitoring visited websites, received and sent emails, instant messages and transferred files it lets you keep an eye on your children’s online activities. With this free monitoring software parents will be able to help protect their kids, and keep them from inappropriate web activities.
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