PG Key - available online at http://www.pgkey.com/
cost - $49.99 (of the best money you'll spend on technology!)
I was given this product as part of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew, and did not recieve payment for my honest opinion.
This is a great, easy-to-use product! Have you been wondering how to tame the "techno-beast" in your home? (Todd Wilson has some ideas for you at Familyman Ministries...)
I know I have struggled with how to put safe limits on our computer time, how to be sure that inappropriate sites haven't been visited (even on accident), and just being able to really "KNOW" what is going on - when I'm not there.
PG Key is the answer! It is a simple device that plugs into your USB port. When it's activated, you are able to view up to 60 hours of computer activity. When it is removed, the computer will no longer operate. It provides the "mom-over-your-shoulder" kind of supervision, even when you aren't there.
I have tried other filtering software in the past, but found that they either slowed my computer to a crawl... or had expensive renewal fees each year. PG Key does neither. One-time purchase is all you need. And, I found absolutely no change in our computer's operating speed.
You also can customize it numerous ways to fit your families needs.
You can set a Time Lock (when your time is up - the computer doesn't operate) No more arguing for "one more minute Mom!"
You can have a Safe Search page, making sure that even innocent searches don't result in not-so-innocent results.
PG Key will automatically send you alerts if words or phrases are used that don't follow the rules that you set up.
And, like I mentioned - you can view up to 60 hours of the computer activity. It's so easy, all you do is click the icon - and watch it like a movie. You can fast forward as well. It shows everying being done on the computer - web browsings, emails, online and offline games, word processing - everything.
My favorite quote on their website: "Simply put - PG Key does NOT replace parenting with technology - It ENABLES parenting with technology".
PG Key offers a Free Trial.
It is available online at Amazon and directly from them at http://www.pgkey.com/
I highly recommend using this handy little tool for your peace of mind!
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