Did I tell you we got a dog? No? It's a cute little black watch dog. How could I have forgotten to tell you? It's quiet and helpful and doesn't make messes.
Okay, so we didn't get a dog. (And we never will if I have anything to do with it.) (I smile lovingly as I say that of course.) Instead we've been able to try out some new software from Norton Online Family that acts like a watch dog on our computer.
With this software, I'm able to check which websites my family has visited. Online accountablility and safety...gotta love it. AND, if any of us click on a website that the Norton Online Family software thinks in questionable...the little watch dog pops up and asks "Are you sure you want to go to this website?" (Hehe, it even popped up once when I was going to someone's cooking website because it warned that it "might be a weapons site". Why? Because you have to cut carrots with a knife?)
Ah, well I'd much rather this software be over cautious than under.
I like knowing that when my kids go to check their Webkins, if anything fishy goes on, I'll know about it. Anytime anything weird pops up that they aren't used to...they'll holler, "MOM! Can we click on this?"
I gotta tell you, this is the nicest little watch dog I've ever had in my house. I'm almost always close by when my boys are on the computer to see what they're doing...but sometimes ya know...I have to leave the room to fold laundry.
Hm...I wonder if Norton Family Online has another pet that is as helpful in the laundry department as their little watch dog is online... :)
Laundry pet or not...Norton Family Online IS nice enough to offer all of you a chance to win a FREE iPod Touch!!
Wouldn't you LOVE to win an iPod Touch!?
Just leave a comment here letting us know how you stay in the loop with your kids and whether this new software will help you. You may leave a link to your post or twitter message about this contest in the comments for an additional entry. Contest runs until March 9 at 5:00 pm PST. U.S. residents only, sorry my beloved friends from other countries. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified via email. See official contest rules here. Please be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win!
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