CyberPatrol Version 7.7
Protecting People Online
Parental Control Feature Summary
- Time Limit Controls: Yes
- Internet Blocking: Yes
- Web Filtering: No
- Chat Monitoring: No
- Activity Reports: Yes
- Email Alerts: No
- Remote Access: No
- Download Blocking: No
- Predator Alerts: No
- Keystroke Logging: No
- 100% Guarantee: No
- Trial Download: Yes
- Price: $39.99 for 3 Computers
CyberPatrol Parental Control Software Review
CyberPatrol is an Internet blocking product. By creating different user profiles for each of your children, It has the ability to provide custom settings, by child, for blocking URL's by child. Like most web blocking products, it comes preloaded with websites parents would want to block, and you can create your own "approved list." It calls itself a web filtering service, but it doesn't have the ability to filter content on pages that are not blocked.
This program basically blocks everything and calls it protection. As you can see from the slide bar above, you can adjust the strength of the websites you want to have blocked by each category. From websites, to computer files, to social networking sites, to chat sites, and anything else you could possible want to remove from your child's Internet experience, can all be done with these parental controls.
Internet Activity Reports are limited to showing you what is left of the Internet for your children to see, so you can potentially block all of those websites too.
Cyber Patrol Computer Time Limits
We love the parental control feature of Computer Time Limits, and we are happy to see it offered as an option. Since you have to crease unique user accounts by child anyway, you also have the option of setting the amount of time your kids can be on the computer.
This can be an especially healthy "learning tool" for younger kids, who can find themselves addicted to computers and the Internet. This valuable parental control feature can help kids develop a responsible attitude towards the amount of time they will spend online, and what they will do while they are online.
Older children, already spending too much time chatting on social networks and not enough doing homework may learn the same appreciation for proper use of computer time.
CyberPatrol Review Summary
CyberPatrol is a solution for blocking access to questionable web sites, controlling the time spent online, blocking access to websites that may have harmful downloads, and restricting chat and instant messages to not show unapproved keywords.
CyberPatrol does not offer phone support. They do offer a 30 day 100% satisfaction guarantee. A free demo download is available at their website.
The software costs $39.99 for use on up to three computers, which is good. This products has 4 of the 12 features we look for in parental control software. For about the same money, there are many other software applications that provide more features.
Operating System Requirements
CyberPatrol Parental Controls is designed for personal computers running Windows 7, Vista with Service Pack 1, XP Home and Pro with Service Pack 2, and Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 3.