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Parental Control Feature Summary
- Time Limit Controls: Yes
- Internet Blocking: Yes
- Web Filtering: Yes
- Chat Monitoring: Yes
- Activity Reports: Yes
- Email Alerts: Yes
- Remote Access: No
- Download Blocking: No
- Predator Alerts: No
- Keystroke Logging: Yes
- 100% Guarantee: Yes
- Trial Download: Yes
- Price: $39.95
Optenet Parental Control Software Review
Optenet offers all parents an all around parental control software that monitors and protects the entire family’s online activities. It has features like blocking unwanted websites, log IM conversations, impose time PC time limits and a lot more.
By far, it is the only multi-lingual parental software which can be set in English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Deutsch and Portugues.
Optenet has many innovative features, to start with, it is easy to install and control settings is customizable according to user’s profile. Children below 10 yrs old have higher restrictions than those who are 15 and above. Every user has an individual computer profiles. The software is password protected which means only admin users are allowed to control and manage settings.
Next, Optenet has 24/7 blocking and filtering services that can protect your children from unwanted websites. Parents can opt to block web contents by categories such as gambling, drugs, dating and so much more. For children who are movie addicts, Optenet could filter such media medium as per file type like .avi, .mpeg, .mpg and .wmv.
The ability to block programs and audio files are also included. It can even block zip files if necessary. Parents who want to get more involved can receive email notifications once a user attempts to access filtered websites. Users get a warning sign every time a website is blocked.
A request of re-analyses for the blocked website can be done once websites are blocked. Solutions for filtered websites are corrected just within 15 minutes. This is essential if your children are surfing for their assignments and the site gets blocked because of website contents.
Optenet does not limit its filtering options to websites; but, can too be used to filter peer-to-peer sharing and applications like instant messaging. If necessary, parents may also choose to block access to email support and newsgroups. Personal URL Lists is provided for parents who would want to input their own choice of web pages to blocked and allowed.
Time limits can be applied to both web and application access. Parents can limit the time used on computers. What is good about this feature is that the time is adjustable as per time and minutes. For example, parents can allow net surfing from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM only.
You do not want to do it per day, you may also just put the number of hours you a lot per day or per week regardless of what time it might be used. Same goes with applications, parents can just choose certain applications that can be used on specific times. This can help children manage their time and devote more on academic and sports activities.
Without a doubt, it presents optimal feature that can aid parents control and manage their children’s online activities. Nonetheless, it could have been better if predator watch and remote monitoring could have been more accessible.