First Internet Safety Product That Filters Internet TV: Safe Eyes 6 Blocks Kids’ Access to Inappropriate Online TV & Movies
Closes Major Loophole in Managing Children’s Online Activities
ATLANTA (February 23, 2010) – With 25 million American households watching online TV shows or movies, objectionable content that parents block on the family TV or avoid in the local movie theater is just a click away on the family computer. Now InternetSafety.com figuratively changes the channel with Safe Eyes® 6, the first family Internet management software that includes the ability to control children’s access to online TV based on standard TV and movie ratings.
Adding to Safe Eyes’ highly regarded tools for blocking access to inappropriate websites and safeguarding other aspects of children’s Internet usage, the software’s new Internet TV filtering capabilities allow parents to set the rating level they deem appropriate for each child – whether TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14 or MA for TV shows or G, PG, PG-13 or R for movies. The software will then automatically block children’s access to content with higher ratings on all the major TV network websites as well as iTunes and the increasingly popular Hulu.com website dedicated to streaming video of TV shows and movies.
The upgrade adds to the list of industry firsts introduced on the Safe Eyes platform, including the ability to filter each YouTube video individually instead of blocking the entire site as well as the first family-safe mobile browser for the Apple iPhone.
“The TV landscape today is filled with partial nudity, sexual encounters, recreational drug use, bloody crime scenes and violence, even on award-winning shows like CSI and Nip/Tuck. Parents can protect their children from this content on TV with the parental control chip that comes with most televisions, but until now there has been no effort to provide the same protection for online TVs and movies,” said InternetSafety CEO Forrest Collier. “Safe Eyes 6 closes that loophole while also strengthening parents’ ability to manage their children’s online activities.”
Safe Eyes also automatically blocks objectionable websites in a choice of 35 categories as well as by user-defined URLs and/or keywords to shield children from undesirable online content; provides instant messaging controls, email blocking and social network monitoring to protect against risky online communications; and allows parents to schedule Internet usage in order to manage the time that their family spends online.
Safe Eyes 6 can be downloaded at safeeyes.com for a one-year $49.95 subscription covering up to three PCs and offering the ability to customize settings for each child.
InternetSafety.com™ has been a leading provider of web filtering solutions for consumers and businesses since 1999. The company's flagship software, Safe Eyes®, is the two-time recipient of the PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award, earned a separate Editor's Choice Award from LAPTOP Magazine, and was rated as the #1 parental control solution by America's leading consumer advocacy publication. Other products include Safe Eyes Mobile, the first family-safe browser for the iPhone; EtherShield, a network-level solution offering plug-and-play Internet filtering for business environments; and Safe Eyes Business, an end-point filtering service for businesses of any size. The company's products are used by customers in more than 150 countries. The company also supplies the technology for McAfee® Family Protection online safety software.