New ‘Safe Eyes’ Mac Edition Strengthens Web Control Powers for Parents
The Only Internet Safety Software Usable in Mixed Mac/PC Households
Safe Eyes, the award-winning parental control software from
InternetSafety.com, announced a new Mac version that adds key child
protection powers for parents as well as new enhancements designed
specifically for Mac users. The new Safe Eyes 3.0 for Mac is currently
available for download at (http://www.internetsafety.com).
Safe Eyes is the only program of its kind that can be used in mixed Mac/PC
households, with a single annual subscription covering up to three Mac
and/or PC computers. The software provides broader controls than those
available from any other filtering product or the Mac OS itself, including
the ability to define which websites will be blocked by category, URL and
keyword; receive instant alerts about inappropriate online behavior by
email, text message or phone call; and remotely change program settings or
view reports from any Internet-enabled computer.
Safe Eyes 3.0 for Mac adds a number of features previously available only
in the PC version, including:
* Time Limits – Limit time spent online, allocate specific blocks of time
for Internet access, and/or grant permission to connect by the day of the
* Instant Messaging Blocking – Block all IM chats, or block select IM
programs at your discretion, to help protect against predators.
* Program Blocking – Block objectionable games, peer-to-peer file sharing
programs that may expose children to dangerous media files, or any other
unwanted program by name.
Other new features include:
* At-a-Glance Reports – See which websites and pages children have visited,
which blocked sites they have tried to access, and which programs they have
used with a new easy-use viewer.
* Mac-Style User Interface – A new Mac look and feel simplifies use for Mac
owners. If you have PCs in the house, you can download the Windows version
at no extra cost.
* Leopard OS Support – Safe Eyes for Mac now works on OS X Tiger 10.4,
Leopard 10.5 or later.
“More and more parents are recognizing the need to manage how their
children use the Internet, but the choices are limited for Mac users and
particularly those who have both Macs and PCs in the house,” said
InternetSafety.com CTO Aaron Kenny. “Our new Mac edition offers more robust
controls than any other Mac solution and continues to be the only parental
control software that combines Mac and PC support. That’s important because
over one-third of our Mac customers use Safe Eyes on both platforms.”
A $49.95 annual subscription to Safe Eyes 3.0 for Mac can be used on up to
three Mac and/or PC computers, with the ability to create individual user
profiles that can be enforced on any machine. A subscription includes an
online user manual plus daily updates to the product’s website blacklist,
eliminating the need for parents to continually update a local database.
Established in 1999, InternetSafety.com specializes in providing Internet
safety solutions. Its flagship software, Safe Eyes, is the two-time
recipient of the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award and was rated as the #1
parental control solution by America’s leading consumer advocacy
publication. Safe Eyes and EtherShield – the suite of Internet filtering
solutions developed by InternetSafety.com – are providing online protection
for PCs and Macs in homes, businesses and schools across more than 125