Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sign Up to Win an IPod Touch From Norton Online Family!


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!

Leave only one comment here, but you have more chances to win by following this link.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit my main blog www.heavenlyhomemakers.com to learn all kinds of homemaking tips and to find healthy recipes...and to read about why we don't have a dog! (Doncha think taking care of four boys is enough?)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED...THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

235 comments:

  1. I would love to have this at our house. We need a watchdog like this one!! Thanks!

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  2. I guess it is easy for me to stay in the loop because if my children are on the computer...it's the one that isn't hooked up to the internet and when they are on the computer...I am in the room with them. But anything can happen in a split second so this new program would probably be real nice. As for the ipod touch......count me in. :-)

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  3. (First can I say that I didn't realize you had a review blog? Yay for one more thing to read from you!)

    My kids are young enough right now that the only times they use the computer is when I'm sitting right next to them. So I'm not worried about what they're seeing or doing. Yet. But I AM concerned about this as they get older, and I have to say, this sounds like a *fantastic* product. I think one thing I will do is always keep our computers out in the living area - if you want to be on the computer, you have to be willing to have someone looking over your shoulder at any random moment. Plus, that way, we also don't lose each other to self-imposed seclusion in favor of keeping the computer in more private locations.

    But beyond that, having a product like this would be absolutely fantastic. Thanks for the review.

    And thanks for the giveaway, too1

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  4. My son is too young to use the computer now, but I've often wondered how we would monitor him in the future online. This could be great solution!

    Count me in for the chance to win! :)

    glennadmarshall@hotmail.com

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  5. Well, so far we just have a daddy watch dog to monitor computer time, but my son is only 4 so we try to limit his time on the computer anyway. When we officially start school (hopefully homeschool) this fall, I'm sure that will change, and we will need the assistance of your cute little watch dog. (I'm with ya on the real thing, though)

    Valerie

    vhdunn@gmail.com

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  6. Since my oldest is the only child old enough to understand the computer, he's the only one I have to keep an eye on. There are only a few sites he can play on his own (he's just four), so mostly I play on it with him. We love starfall.com because its completely safe and he knows how to do it all on his own.

    Erin: erin.margaret.morgan@gmail.com

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  7. Well, I don't have children. Is it ok to enter this contest, cause I would LOVE an ipod touch! :)

    Thankfully, we have just two Christian adults in this house and we both try to stay away from those objectionable sites. You're right, better to be safe than sorry!

    And please sign me up for two entries as I'm going to post about this on my blog! It will be in the sidebar links!

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  8. We put our computer in our bedroom. Only our oldest uses it at this time so we have a rule, no one is allowed in our room unless one of us is with them. We can monitor what he is doing and sometimes the little ones like to watch as well.

    scottrachele@verizon.net

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  9. Oops! My email address is hersoutherncharm@gmail.com

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  10. My daughter is only 2, but I often babysit my siblings (ages 3, and twins that are 6) They love using the computer, but there's so much content that is not appropriate. This is the first time I've heard of Norton Family Online, but I love the concept because it's kid-friendly - a cute dog pops up!

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  11. My kids are still young enough that they don't really go online. But I think this is great and will keep it in mind for when I need it.

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  12. Fortunately, my oldest child is only 5, so she doesn't get to use the computer unless I'm with her. But I'm sure the day is coming (sooner than I'd like) that we will need this "watchdog"!

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  13. This web filter sounds really great, especially with young kids! My kids are still two and younger, but as they get older this would be great. When they are much older, my husband and I plan to use Eblaster, a keystroke logger that monitors every keystroke made on the computer. It will email you updates every hour, day, week, or however you set it. This is a great program to use if you have sneaky children, as it hides itself on your hard drive, and gives itself a randomly assigned name. That way, even if children know it exists on the computer, they can't find it and delete it. Of course, most of you probably don't need something that extreme, but there are families that do. :-)

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  14. Hmm, I'll try this again! My little one currently only pecks a bit at the computer while on my lap, but this is a great idea for the future. Thanks, Laura!

    Lenetta
    lkuehn at catholicweb dot com

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  15. What a great product. I can't wait to check into it more. I would love an iPod Touch!

    Thanks, Tina
    craigandtina@juno.com

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  16. We just have our computer in a 'public' area, and I check to see what's up when I walk by.

    Sglaurence(at)comcast(dot)net

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  17. Well, with 6 kids ranging in age from 14.5 to 1, and 5 of those who like to go on the computer, it is definitely an issue. We have opted to put our computer right in the middle of the house. It is in our kitchen which is open to our family room. It is where we spend all of our time. Even as I type, the almost 15 year old is playing with the 3 and 4 year old very loudly right beside me. The 9 year old is behind me at the kitchen table asking me questions. It is pretty hard to be looking at something that you shouldn't be with all these natural watchdogs in plain sight!

    Tasha
    idhusseys@gmail.com

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  18. No children here. :) My husband has a 24" monitor - I can see across the room what he's doing! As for me, he knows it'll either be blogs, forums or looking at quilty pictures.

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  19. I don't have kids (YET) but think this would be good softward to reccomend to friends who are parents!!

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  20. Right now I just try to stay in the room so I can see exactly what my kids are doing while online, but like you said you have to leave the room sometime so I think that this program would be very useful in our house especially as the kids get older.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Mestrada1018 @ verizon dot net

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  21. My daughter is too young to do anything of consequence on the computer yet but she is already showing signs of interest. It won't be long before I have to start monitoring her activity. I hope to have a centralized computer but any software that helps monitor would be helpful.

    erin@hutchinsons.info

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  22. We could use this. With dad deploying again (4th time) and my 9 going on 19 daughter getting sneakier everyday this would be a great help. Thanks so much for the chance.

    ekfrazier@aol.com

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  23. Right now my boys are too little to get on the computer by themselves, so they have to let their overprotective mommy help them :)

    But this is something I would definitely consider for the future. I like that it tells you what the offensive material may be. It kind of takes the guesswork out of whether or not you want to continue.

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  24. Hubs would LOVE to have one of these!

    aria19 (AT) hotmail (dot) com

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  25. I have thought about this lots. I wasn't raised with computers in the house, let alone an internet connection. Although I enjoy the connectivity and resources the internet provides, it is worse than a television in the kind of garbage it can instantly bring into our home. We will be navagating the waters of raising godly children and staying connected to the good side of the internet very soon. A program like this could be very helpful.

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  26. My kids are still pretty little but my daughter is really starting to ask to play games on the computer so I am sure it is only a matter of time. I think the big things I will do is keep the computer within sight of everyone and keep time limits. I also would love to have a program like this because it always good to be safe than sorry!

    Annie Luidhardt at Geneandannie@hotmail.com

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  27. My so is on the internet a lot searching many different topics. Having a program like this would save me from having to sit with all the time while he searches. Thanks for the chance.

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  28. Right now I am using Windows Vista parental controls to lock down my computer for the children. I have it set up so the kids can't add any software. Since they are still young, I don't have it set up yet for whitelisted websites and approved hours. When they are old enough I plan to lock down the computer so they can't change any settings, and also use OpenDNS to block offending sites, ontop of the built-in Windows filter.

    It will be interesting to see this software in action.

    ebonydad *@t* gmail *dawt* com

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  29. So far, only Samuel plays on the computer, but I know the time is coming when all THREE will want 'puter time. I have been pretty lax about his computer playing because he hasn't been able to read or type before this year. I always have to "set him up" on websites, but now that he can do it himself, this would come in handy!!

    Thanks for the chance to win the ipod touch! :-)

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  30. My children are grown now, but when they were young and online, we had parental controls set up PLUS kept a close eye on them.

    iPod Touch would come in VERY handy for me right now!!!!! THANKS!!!!

    Shannon Fowler
    Shannon@PositivePrayers.com

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  31. Luckily for me, my kids are too young yet to be online without constant supervision. Plus, our rule is no 'puters out-of-sight of the rest of the house. Don't think the software yet applies to me, but the iPod...indeed a hot commodity!! :D

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  32. My Yahoo has some parental controls that I set up but they aren't as complete as I'd like.

    Cassie J.
    cassiejowers@sbcglobal.net

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  33. I'm sure this will come in super handy in a couple years when Lil Major starts using the computer (yes, I expect him to start about age 2...hee hee). What a great product!

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  34. That sounds really neat!! Ours are still pretty little and only on the computer with us watching them! Sounds like a great product for when they get older though!

    Rebekah
    rebekahlj@yahoo.com

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  35. What a great product! I like how lighthearted it is... much sweeter than some other methods I've seen.

    Thanks, Shannon
    Shanzanne@hotmail.com

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  36. That little dog would be super handy at my house. I trust my 9 yr old with the computer (webkinz) but you never know! Thanks for the giveaway...(crossing my fingers)
    divarez@comcast.net

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  37. We will definitely need something like this soon at our house. This product sounds great. Right now, our only internet computer is in the kitchen where I am most of the time but we are planning to get another hookup in another room. Thanks for the suggestion. AND thanks for the chance to win.
    Jessica
    dsjsmoore at earthlink dot net

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  38. I would enjoy software like this to help protect the children. Although I am always in the room with them while they are on the computure. Things can pop up so quickly and in all kinds of places. What a great giveaway
    pinecone304 at yahoo dot net

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  39. Oh what a cute doggie! Is it house broke and everything?

    With 6 kiddies in the house who love Webkinz and Wikipedia-- it'd be a great help to me!!!
    thechildren@twlakes.net

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  40. Well my kids arn't old enough to be on the computer. I have however realized we probably need to up our security! Oh and I would love to win an iPod!!

    Marie
    murraykoogs at aol dotcom

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  41. So far I stay close by when the kids are on the computer. This sounds like it would be great for when they are a little older, though!
    yngdot at gmail dot com

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  42. That sounds like a wonderful product. We keep our computer in the kitchen so I'm always able to keep an eye on what my kids are looking at online.
    Michelle
    ramseyfamily5@abe.midco.net

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  43. Our family consists of 4 people and 4 laptops. It is impossible for me to keep track of everywhere the kids have been, so this program would be great ! thanks for telling me about it . jtrophy at aol dot com

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  44. I tweeted http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/1242874073

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  45. Our children are still too young to be online alone, so we are sitting with the 3 1/2 year old whenever she is on. That's been like twice in her life, on PBS.com. Anyway, we will have our PC in the LR or a common area, and time will be limited. As a youth pastor family, we have seen too many kids getting themselves into trouble before they realize it.

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  46. one of the things we do is limit the sites our son can go to (part of Leopard X - Mac OS & Safari), but this product would be great for the PC we have, too. Thanks for the heads-up. :)

    As far as the ipod touch? Our 4 y/o ipod just gave us The Frowny Face of Death, so this would be a timely item in our household! :)

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  47. I have an easy time staying in the loop with my girls (6 & 8) because they usually want to use my laptop since it is faster than our desktop. I'm hoping they get their own laptop soon (I'm tired of sharing - LOL!) and the Norton Online Family software sounds like it would be a wise investment when that happens.

    deanna@j-n-skids.com

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  48. I tweeted about the contest - http://twitter.com/deanna_j/status/1243017924

    deanna@j-n-skids.com

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  49. Thankfully my kids are just learning to read, so it hasn't become an issue YET, but as they learn to read, I'm looking for solutions, this just might be a good one for us!

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  50. To stay in the loop with my daughter, I check her email frequently, she's aware of this and there have been occasions when I've had to talk to her about one thing or another. I also check the sites that she's been to but obviously those can be deleted so it's hard to stay up on everything. This program would be great to help do that....she will soon be 13 ya know!!! Ahhhh Lord Help me!!

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  51. My kids are still young enough that I sit right beside them when they are on the computer. However, the older they get I know this would be something we would definitely invest in!

    I want to win!!!!

    Chramyross at gmail dot com

    Thanks,
    Amy

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  52. As with a lot of the other post, my child is too young to do much on the internet. Right now we just look at the Disney Network. However, I will definitely use something like this to "watch" him in the future. It's sad that we have to be so diligent but... you can never be too careful! Thank you for the program an the giveaway!

    Melinda

    drmbarg@aol.com

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  53. my kids are little and don't use the computer often, but when they do, i'm right there with them. software like this would help as they get older and more independent.

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  55. I don't have much of a choice than to be in the loop with my kids. I am a stay at home mom and homeschooler. The feature of this software that would help me is being able to track everything my kids do online. I also like the ability to allot time for them to be on the internet and how they need your approval to have more time.

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  56. well, we currently have a one year old and a one-on-the-way, so staying in the loop isn't too difficult. :) however, we're realizing how quickly time is slipping from us and need to get on the ball with how we're going to stay one step ahead of our kiddos. this, i think, looks awesome for that purpose! my email is on my blog profile. :)

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  57. My children are still pretty young. So, any computer time is monitored by me. But it looks like a neat program!

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  58. This is great if you can't always watch where your kids are surfing. I had a bad virus from a site my daughter visited! Expensive mistake!

    Dawn Rockford hunnymail(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. We have a wonderfully responsible son, who also has his own laptop. It was surprising to us when we found out he had been visiting questionable website. This product would be awesome for us!

    jessica

    jjjstzr@gmail.com

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  60. We will probably be needing something like this soon enough... My children don't use the internet yet, but my oldest will be 9 soon and I am sure he will be wanting to (I guess it helps that we only have dial up and that is pretty boring... they can't even have Webkins!)
    I must say though that my childen will NOT have a computer in private EVER, it will always be in the kitchen or somewhere where we can check on them at ANY TIME!!!! but the watch dog would be cool none the less!
    Denai
    sew.in.love@hotmail.com

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  61. Very interesting idea, I'm glad to see Norton is jumping on-board the online safety bandwagon.

    sarahlcc2000 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. This product sounds very helpful. My kids are still too young to be on the internet alone, but it won't be long! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Rebekah
    bekita21@hotmail.com

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  63. Wow! What a great give away. I would be so happy to have an ipod. I have 3 kids with the fourth one on the way. :)

    Thanks for making this give away open to us all!

    Crystal

    kescrs@hotmail.com

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  64. Well I don't have any kids, but I'm going to enter anyway! :)

    I think this is something I would definitely look into getting whenever the kids I plan on having start getting a little older.

    I have a friend who has this program on their computer for their teenagers, and they love it.

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  65. Our kids are usually only on the computer when we are in the room with them. If not, we pop in periodically and check on them. They know to let us know if anything inappropriate pops up. I would love to win the ipod touch (just like everyone else) and will follow up on the Norton Software. Thanks.

    Sherri

    gswolfden@elp.rr.com

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  66. As a mother of young kids, they have rarely been on the web, but I was wondering how I would control this area in the future. This could be a wonderful help for that!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! My hubby would love it!
    tarena
    threetreephotography@hotmail.com

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  67. Yeah, I'm entering the drawing too! My kid are too small for using the computer yet, but when they get older, I might be interested in something like this program. I know how tempting it is for children to look at things they might not even realize that are a problem.
    Tracy Compaan
    tcompaan@yahoo.com

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  68. This sounds amazing. Our boys are the age where this accountability would be a very good thing!

    Rebecca
    trlaatsch@hotmail.com

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  69. Wow, we just have the regular Norton software, but this looks like a great add on product. Count me in!

    Heather
    hcullen3 AT comcast DOT net

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  70. Our five year old is spending more time on the computer now that he doesn't nap and sisters do! I think this software would be wonderful to have! I didn't even know it exsisted!! I will be checking into it more for sure.

    Thanks for sharing your opinion on a valuable tool for the family...and for entering me into the contest for the iPod Touch!!

    Tai
    Seeschells @ sbcglobal.net

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  71. This would be a great idea for us. Right now I just am always by their side when online and make them look away until I see what is on the screen. It has worked so far but something like this might be helpful the older they get.
    Thank you!
    Carolyn
    Ritter005@verizon.net

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  72. Right now my little ones are to small for the internet. However my 4 year old does like to play her computer games so it would be nice to know if she somehow gets onto something. Besides eventually they will be plenty big enough to need some extra watch dog help.

    Thanks for the awesome chance and what a cool giveaway.

    My 4 year old just said... mom is that a dog for the 'puter????

    Thanks
    *Shay B*

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  73. my 5 year old is a computer junkie. I try to be close when she is on the computer, but I also have laundry to do:) Recently she informed me that she had been playing on a Boz website (BOZ, the green bear next door). Well, I never had been to a Boz site on our computer. Turns out, she had googled Boz and went to the site. I really could use this software to keep her safe while still letting her explore. I am going to show this to my hubby tonight!
    Oh, and I would LOVE an ipod touch!!!!

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  74. Well right now my only baby is still in my belly! But pregnancy has definitely gotten me thinking about how I'll protect my kids in the future... I mean the world just seems to keep getting scarier! And the internet is the newest "preditor playground." I would love this software so that I can know that my kids are being safe when online.

    Plus, I would really love an ipod touch. :-)

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  75. The Norton Online Family is a great Idea. My daughter is 18, but this is something I certainly would have had when she was at home. I had all the parental controls on the computer at that time. No computers in the bedrooms and OPEN lines of communication is the KEY!
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com

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  76. LeslieVeg Left a tweet on twitter. Here is the link,
    http://tinyurl.com/aeq3mh
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com

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  77. I love software like this! Although I don't need it yet, I will definitely have it when my kids are old enough to be on the computer!

    Lindsey Eckert
    mommyeckert@gmail.com

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  78. The older my kids get, the more helpful it would be. Right now, our computer is right in the middle of the house, so everytime anyone walks anywhere, we see what is on the computer. We did that on purpose. No secrets yet...however, they are getting older....

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  79. What an important subject for everyone - adults and children!! Being accountable is a must with the use of our computers. I read a startling statistic the other day that over 50% of people involved in Christian ministry are struggling with internet pornography. Our family of 5 children (18 years to 9 )plus my husband and I use a blocking system on our computer. It's a good program - but can be frustrating at times since you have to get every site approved before it's opened. When kids are trying to do homework - or I want to look at a new "cooking" blog - you have to wait to get the site reviewed first. Checking out other programs like the Norton system is always advantageous!! Thanks for the great site (I'm making breakfast cookies this afternoon!!) and the contest!!
    Karen
    kwellum@insightbb.com

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  80. I've been a police dispatcher for 22 years and I can tell you that the internet, while a great invention, is a haven for predators. I have four children and my youngest is 12. I've always had all passwords for their online accounts and all friends online have to be approved. I frequently check the history and emails. Even that is not enough. I think this software is a great backup tool for parents to keep kids safe online. We've always had open talks about the dangers of strangers online. My 12 year old daughter has prepaid online access to kid-friendly sites (Club Penguin, Toon Town) and she came to me a short time ago to say she thought there was an adult on one of them posing as a child, I'm sure she was right. You can't be too safe online and this software is a great tool for keeping kids safe.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  81. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/1245491801

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  82. Well...my son is only a year old, so I don't really have to watch him on the computer yet. :-) Thanks for offering this giveaway.

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  83. We try to keep the computer right in the living room where we can alllll see whats going on. But you are right...sometimes you have to step out. I think the watchdog is awesome.

    Sign me up!
    jayme.whitlow@gmail.com

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  84. Oh, what a great idea! I'm a software dummy, and will probably never use it. We have our computer in the dining room smack in the middle of our small house, so I can keep a pretty close eye on it that way.

    But I would LOVE to win an iPod Touch! I've never owned any kind of MP3 player!

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  85. Great giveaway! I stay in the loop with my oldest by watching her. She is allowed on my computer and only when I am right here with her. I don't really have to worry about my other children. They are not into computers yet. This software looks like it would be a great investment.

    Jennifer
    dj3hill98(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  86. My children are still young. They do use the computer (which is located in the kitchen). We just bought an old computer to put in there for them. It has been great. I would love a watch dog for the future AND that IPod Touch.
    Please count me in!
    Cindy
    cindy[at]axcesnet[dot]com

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  87. Currently we do not have internet at home, but when we do we will definitely be in the market for this type of software.

    I would LOVE an IPod of any kind, thank you for the opportunity.

    Taylor

    LKOTTER@JUNO.COM

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  88. My son isn't old enough yet, but we'll definitely look into something like this when it's time. He'll also have to use the computer in the room with us.
    Abbey
    jeffandab@yahoo.com

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  89. Neither of my children are old enough to use the computer yet. This type of product definitely looks useful for the future though.

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to win an iPod Touch!

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  90. My son is just getting to the age where he can use the internet, and he wants to follow links but it makes me feel crazy knowing some of the stuff he could come across. Ahh the internet...it can be such a blessing and such a curse. Thanks for reviewing this. I'm definitely going to get it.

    The iPod is a fantastic giveaway - thanks a bunch.

    williamveon@sbcglobal.net

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  91. I like the watch dog idea! I think that it would be a great even to monitor what I look at, because some times you click on a link thinking it's about something, and it's something inappropriate,and a warning would be nice.
    Thanks for the idea,
    Esther
    ebywen@yahoo.com

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  92. We homeschool, so the kids have to go online quite a bit for research, etc. So I would love this program. I'm very paranoid about my kids even seeing bad advertisements on some of the clean websites, so I hope that it can watch out for those as well.
    And as always, I would enjoy the iPod. :-)
    Thanks!
    C Penick
    cpenick@cox.net

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  93. This sounds wonderful...I have been looking for a good program and I am glad that you recommend it! Thank you!
    Bianca
    biancapinkston@yahoo.com

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  94. Well, I don't have any children yet, but we're certainly hoping! And when we do, we'll definitely need something like this. Actually, just because my husband and I strive for integrity and purity in our online activity, this software could be helpful even now.

    alison (dot) diven (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. No kids here but if we did, they would be monitored to death. This software sounds amazing. Thank you. guill888 at yahoo dot com

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  96. Wow! I would love to use the software! I keep the computer right in the living room (well, at the built-in desk in the corner), so we can always see what's on the screen, but it would be great to know exactly what they were doing when I wasn't right there. It would also be nice to know ahead of time if a site was appropriate before I ran into something I didn't want to see.

    Melissa
    donaldandmelissa@gmail.com

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  97. We keep our computer right out in the open and the only time the girls can use the computer is if an adult is sitting with them. They are still really young and need help navigating and reading. This would be a great program to keep accidental clickings under control.

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  98. Just wanted to stop and tell you how great this review is!

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  99. We keep our computer in the living room where the monitor can be seen by all and only let our kids use it with permission, but I have been wanting a filter software for accidentals.

    Thanks!
    Shannon
    spicerack75@yahoo.com

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  100. I'm very curious about this software. I'm off to check it out now.

    Our computer is out in the open so no one can be on it without being constantly seen. This way I don't have to worry about what they are up to.

    Bridgett
    rdsbds@att.net

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  101. My 14 yr old stepson now lives with us and has home access to the internet where he never did before. He thinks I know nothing, of course, but I've already raised my own 2 children with the net. He wonders why his dad and I worry! This sounds like a great answer to prevent more grey hairs!

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  102. what a great review and great giveaway. We constantly give reminders to our kids regarding what is OK and not OK to access online and when it's ok for them to be surfing the internet. We talked about naughty things that are available and showed them how to use the favorites buttons to keep good websites available and easy to get. I also just simply try to be around when they are online--never leave them to it alone, never at night, never when a babysitter is here, etc.

    Thanks for the chance. =) amiedanny@msn.com

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  103. This would be great my little guy is getting where he likes to play his games on the net. but I am always worried to not get to far for what he may get into not knowing what he is doing. This would be wonderful. Thank You for a chance at winning.
    Kathleen Lilbearsmommy@att.net

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  104. Great product! My litte guy isn't yet at the age that he is surfing the net but he will be soon and internet safety is something I am worried about. I am glad to know there are products out there to help keep him safe. helen_forster@hotmail.com

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  105. Wow! What an awesome offer. Right now I am using a Firefox add on as my filter. It works all right for now because our kids do not get online often - and our computer is in the living room. But soon we may need something more advanced - the oldest turns 13 this summer.

    Mrs. H
    fourkids@columbus.rr.com

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  106. At 3 1/2 years old, Zoe is just starting to get interested in the internet. She loves going to Playhouse Disney online, and NickJr, and Sesame Street. She's starting to get good with the mouse... but there are still random clicks that suddenly send her on trips away from her safe places. This sounds like a great way to keep her from accidentally ending up somewhere she shouldn't!

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  107. Well I haven't had to deal with kids on the 'net yet (my oldest is 3) but I'm sure it's not far away! (They have computers in preschool!?!?!) I think the software sounds great though! It makes internet saftey kinda cute (watch dog! LOL)

    Awesome giveaway! I'd love a Touch! :)
    selindsey@gmail.com

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  108. Tweet Tweet. I twittered http://twitter.com/millaa1/status/1247947393.

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  109. My little guy is still a toddler, BUT, I have no doubt that something like this will come in handy in the future!

    I currently own Norton products and I can easily see this as a future purchase.

    laskigal@gmail.com

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  110. I don't have kids of my own yet, but I teach. Any computer time (very little) is monitored by me though. I can see something like this being useful in schools.

    viperemily at hotmail dot com

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  111. We have four boys, too! Our oldest is seven, and loves to get online. Right now we strictly limit his online time and content. He can only visit sites that WE access for him. Something like this would be a blessing.

    Kimber
    kmbr_12 at yahoo dot com

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  112. My kids aren't old enough yet to use the computer without our assistance, but I think this would be a helpful product once they reach the age that I have to start worrying about the garbage they might get exposed to while playing online. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  113. Heidi Jarrels
    pettie1019@aol.com

    My kids are still too young to be on the computer, but this will be great for when the are.

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  114. We haven't had to worry about the internet with our child yet being that he is still a preschooler, but this would be great when that time comes!

    auflag@yahoo.com

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  115. My daughter is too young for the computer but it will be great to see what other people are doing on my mother's computer :)

    kimcat1@gmail.com

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  116. I am just starting to realize we might need something like this!

    Karen@Karenworks.com

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  117. I would love to have something like this when my two boys (10yrs and 8yrs) want to google something that I have never heard of. Thanks for the great idea!
    Ginger

    ginger@keelesupport.com

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  118. I am seriously going to consider this. At first, I felt I could keep an eye on the kids, but boy, sometimes I worry about what they are coming across while on the computer. A "watchdog" would be great!!
    I also would love to win an ipod touch!! Pick me random.org!!
    mary
    mjlamme@gpcom.net

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  119. Well, I stay in touch with my kids because I'm with them all day long, but as they get older and need to be on the computer more, I'm sure this would be lovely!
    Lindsay
    webblets@juno.com

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  120. I keep an eye on them because the computer is where everyone can see it. This doggy looks pretty clean and carefree too.

    I would love an IPOD!

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  121. Forgot my email address: Mary at allabuzz@gmail.com

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  122. I would love this for our home.
    nancylewis25@yahoo.com

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  123. We have a 2 yr old who loves "surfing the net", shhh, don't tell her the mouse she's using isn't actually plugged in!

    Of course it's not gonna be like that for much longer and this product sounds terrific for busy families!

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  124. My kids are grown, but to keep my granddaughters safe, we only let them on the computer when we are with them. Looks like a great product.

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  125. I keep track of my kids on the internet with the windows parental controls, and by looking over ther shoulders. But am looking for something better to keep track of what they are doing online, I might have to try this watch dog program!

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  126. We need a watchdog at our house as well, with two guys that are 8 and 11 and starting to play on the internet.

    Thanks!

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  127. i guess i have it easy with only a toddler!

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  128. My son is 17 and this would be great to be able to monitor when friends are here visiting him. They like to stay up late!!! The ipod touch would also be great.

    cavsfan24@yahoo.com

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  129. My daughter is only 5 months old, so I'm pretty sure she's not into any messy stuff just yet. :) But, we will defintiely have to get something like this as she gets older. Thanks for the chance to win!

    jenniewb@gmail.com

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  130. Sounds promising! I will definetly look into getting this in the future when the kids are older!

    legner@kent.edu

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  131. Debbiepnavarro@comcast.net

    Family is all about being close and technology can be a bit of heaven that way. Instead of waiting months for a letter or something in the old days, we can stay tight whether we are miles apart or continents apart!

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  132. My little one is only 20 months so right now I just try to keep up with him!
    laura_surveys(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  133. As the mother of 2 middle school boys this would be a great tool! We have a computer in the kitchen and one in the family room so they are in public rooms but I can't be in 2 rooms at once so this would be a great help!
    Kim
    mytupkim2003 at yahoo dot com

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  134. i think you can never be too safe with all of the "stuff" out there. thanks for the info.
    krissyldavis@hotmail.com

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  135. this would be great, thanks for the contest! joejenny06@gmail.com

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  136. My dd is 10, and I just purchased her a dell mini-9 laptop. It has yet to arrive, and will be a total surprise! DD loves to use my computer as they are learning about/using in school. She comes home with the websites they use @ school. I allow her on the internet only as long as she is in the same room as me and i continuously monitor her. Rules will be the same with her new laptop!

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  137. My kids are older and it can be a challenge to stay on top of what they are doing and what sites they are viewing. The computer they use is in my dh's office so he is usually watching. I do check the history from time to time too.

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  138. My son is young, so he only uses the computer when we're sitting with him. I imagine that will change as he gets older. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  139. My daughter is starting to LOVE everything electronic so it'll just be a matter of time. I will be needing this very soon. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  140. pick me pick me

    TIffany m
    violet101580@yahoo.com

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  141. My kids just go to one website and stay there but there will soon come a day when this would be great to have. We're probably already there and I just haven't realized it yet.

    Angie H.
    angiehall75@comcast.net

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  142. I am going to look into the product..thanks for the info. and the chance to win!
    I have a giveaway now as well!

    bdayfam4@verizon.net

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  143. I don't really have to stay in touch - I have a toddler constantly clinging to my leg~:-) It would be nice to keep up with others though.

    count me in please!

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  144. I have a 3 year old and a newborn, so I stay in touch with them by just being mom. :) Possibly the program would help in the future though. I know an iPod touch would! LOL

    Amy Hornek
    bearzfan2002@yahoo.com

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  145. A product like that would be great. My son is growing up and starting to use the comptuer. You never know what he might accidentally click on and see.

    The iPod touch would be fabulous too!

    cranberryteatime(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  146. I am going to definately going to look into this website. I trust my 14yr old but you never know when you type something in what you will end up with. Today he typed in some kind of Japanese cartoon name and a porn site popped up, thank goodness there were no pictures visible and I was right there to click it off.

    Thanks for the sharing this

    Cindy
    lilacdreamin@hotmail.com

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  147. Wow!!! Our mastiff and great dane cannot do all that!! Would love that for my 11 year old. She is usually only on if i am within viewing distance.

    Thanks for the chance.

    Richardson dot lori at yahoo dot com

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  148. Great Giveaway! Well since my boys are babies still (25 months and 8 months) I don't really need to keep in touch with them! Although with my husband and family we text message a lot.

    I love Norton products and I think their new one would be nice when my sons are a few years older and starting on the computer. It would be nice to not have to worry about everything!

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  149. I stay in the loop by watching while my daughter is online.(call me the watch dog lol!)

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  150. I stay in the loop while my kids are on the computer by being in the same room with them.
    I would love to win the IPOD Touch...its on my wishlist....thanks for the opportunity!
    nlpoe at hotmail dot com

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  151. How cute! And what a good way to keep our kiddos safe! I too make sure I'm in the room when my kids are online, and they can only go on preapproved websites.

    jbowlin93 @ embarqmail dot com

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  152. I always try to give new kid friendly sites for them to try (ones I find from parenting magazines). I do check out their history to see where they've been & what they're doing but having a watch dog would be great as my son is getting older and loves to google things. I worry one of these days something weird will pop up without us being in the room. Our computer is also in the family room so we can keep an eye on things. Great giveaway!

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  153. We've been looking at software for this, I will show hubby this post. Kids usually are in the same room as we are when they are on the computer, but it only takes one time for us not to be (for them to see or go somewhere they aren't intended to)
    Thanks

    mamato6 @ cox.net

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  154. Our oldest just turned 7 - when he is on the computer by himself it is to play cd-rom games, no internet access on that one,so we haven't had to worry too much yet - but I know that time is coming.

    Thanks for this giveaway

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  155. My son has always wanted a dog! And that is one that would be easy to take care of. We currently use Norton for our antivirus software, so I will definitely look into this product. Thanks for the info!

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  156. It's always a challenge, but constant communication is key. Would love to win Ipod touch.

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  157. We use NetNanny for our online security. LOVE IT! Sounds very similar to this. Blocks out inappropriate content, it even keeps Google searches in check. (which we have had a problem with when using other software) I will definately check this out and see if it's just as good, and maybe cheaper next time our subscription runs out. Thanks!!

    Marla
    masonrobb@sbcglobal.net

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  158. I do not have much to worry about just yet... My kids are not on the computer as of now, however the time will be here shortly and this sounds like a great watchdog! Thanks for the review!

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  159. Oh! My email is iliveforjesus7(at)yahoo(dot)com Sorry for entering twice. :\

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  160. I have 3 children, so a watchdog would be great. Please enter me in the drawing. :-) Thanks!

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  161. What a great product! Thanks!

    Marisa
    montreuils6@aol.com

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  162. Thus far I keep in touch with my kid by her kicking the heck out of my uterus - but I know I need to start now on considering her future internet access.

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  163. When my kids are on the computer I keep peeking into the computer room to see what they are doing. I usually check the history of sites once they are off. As my two oldest are teenagers and have friends over I have found some sites that I am not happy with them visiting. They are getting smart enough to delete the history - so this program would be really useful.
    decker_becky@yahoo.com

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  164. My son is too young for computer time right now, but this sounds like it would be a great help in the future. Count me in for the I-pod giveaway as well! Thanks!
    Emily
    garnetfam@gmail.com

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  165. I am not sure if it will or not...we have integrity online as our ISP and they block everything, which can be a pain when you are blocked from things you want to see, but I know my family is protected from what we do not want in our home...I would love to hear more about this product after it has been tested more... Thanks for bringing it to my attention and thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway...you know, some lucky dog is going to win......Sorry, I couldn't pass it up!
    C~

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  166. Oops, forgot name and email:
    Carrie
    amazingrace@integrity.com

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  167. Well, my little guy is a too little to do much online yet, but someday he will be and software like that could be beneficial to us. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Christy Lee
    sheridesthatbigredhonda@yahoo.com
    *~Petals and Pine~*

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  168. My 5 yr old DS loves to be online, and I only allow him to access websites that are listed in his Favorites. I also monitor him. But now as he's starting to read better, I know that our monitoring will only increase!
    Elizabeth
    elizs77@triad.rr.com

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  169. I stay in touch with my kids by simply being with them all day...I home school them, so I am never out of the loop.

    wizzette@gowizz.com

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  170. As my son gets older, I find that he is stumbling upon more sites that I don't think are appropriate. He's not actively looking for them, but in his online wanderings they kind if "hide" in plain sight. This would be a great tool!
    Amy
    alancaster1223@msn.com

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  171. My 'babies' are not yet old enough to be using the computer... I know the day is coming and thinking in terms of keeping them safe can never come too early. I would certainly consider Norton's 'watchdog'. Since I am a stay-at-home mom (Yay!) I spend all day with the kiddos... That's how I keep in touch with them.
    varnerfa(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  173. We keep the computer in the kitchen, right in the center of the home! scutler@littleappletech.com

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  174. We are just getting to the point that we will have one wanting to be on the computer. This sounds like it would work for us - I have to blink sometime!
    dands229 at comcast dot net

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  175. Our computer is in the family room where anyone and everyone gathers,so whoever is on the computer usually has at lease one sibling sitting on the chair/ratting him out while on the computer! Holly bhc-law@juno.com

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  176. We try to always be in the room while the oldest is on the computer the younger 3 are not allowed on it without dad or me. But you can never be too careful like the song "Be careful little eyes what you see". It only takes a moment.
    beckyhoney@centurytel.net

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  177. When my boys (11&9) are on the computer with internet, I'm right there watching what is going on!! It is sooo easy to open a site that is not suited for children!!
    I also homeschool so I'm always in the loop with the kids!
    Chris
    ccgreene@bellsouth.net

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  178. I think I'll check into this. My kids are just getting old enough to go online, and something like this would be perfect for us!

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  179. It looks like a good program - I am worried about my 4-year-old and how easy it is to get into trouble on-line. I try to monitor her but she's quick and smart, you know? Thanks so much!

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  180. I need a program like this! I have a 11yr old, 6yrs & 9 months. The baby is the only one not on the computer! My 6yr old is already more computer savvy than I am.

    The internet is a scary scary place.

    I want to win!!!

    Tracy oneretromama at Yahoo dot com

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  181. I would really like one!!! Most of my friends have one!!

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  182. My kids are young now and only use the computer with me but I know that will not always be the case so this would be amazing to win!
    shannon(dot)rainer(at)gmail(dot)com
    Shannon

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  183. I like to make sure my son has his phone with him if we are apart, that way I feel better about sending him off. I think texting is great but he hates it so I text my niece all the time, she loves it!hehe Thanks
    Shorty

    gilpin
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  184. My son is only 6 months old, but my husband and I have already talked about having a sign in and sign out sheet at the computer when our kids get older. this is another great option! thanks!
    Beth

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  185. we keep the computer in a central location and I always look at the history of sites visited.

    sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

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  186. My kids are little but my youngest one is ready to enter kindergarten! We always sit with him at home when he is on the computer. It is always scary to see what a search brings up on the computer... Heather
    outdrgrl_76@yahoo.com

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  187. My kids are still pretty young and we haven't introduced them to the computer yet, but that day is fast approaching. Having said that, when the time comes in the next few months, I'm sure this software would be a great insurance policy for keeping my kids safe.

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  188. I like that you can remote in our your kid's internet activity.

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  189. My children love computer time.. but I haven't taught them anything about the internet because I was worried about it. This sounds like the nicest little dog around. And I know that burying my head in the sand isn't the solution, so we might have to give this a try. Thanks for the offer. Laura - rolamarfarm@juno.com

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  190. My kids love to play on the computer, right now kids sites like nickjr. They are young enough I have to either find the website for them or tell them how to spell it. My son has wondered into other sites through advertisements though. I think this would be great, especially as they get older. Becky - shafer@neb.rr.com

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  191. My sons are just startinmg the internet fad so I just ry to watch over them and set up any chats or websites for them,at 4 and 6 they only play kid games, but I know the day will come to worry it

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  192. A watch dog is always a good idea, right now we have only what comes with our computer since our kids are so little we have to be by the computer when they are on it.
    jameszana@msn.com

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  193. We keep the computer in the family room and my kids aren't old enough to be left alone so all of their computer time is in our presence. My oldest has been begging for an ipod touch and i would love to give this to her!

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  194. I would love this kind of Dog!! Not to mention, I would so love to have an ipod of my very own. You know so mom could have something to listen to while she is relaxing...something every mom needs to do, especially this mother of 4

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  195. My son is only allowed to access the Internet under my supervision. This software would be a great tool to give me a break as well as peace of mind. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    beatspammer at gmail dot com

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  196. My tweet!
    http://twitter.com/luckytoddler/status/1261635371
    beatspammer at gmail dot com

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  197. We have the computer in the kitchen...which of course is where I spend much of my time!...so I am always able to see what my kids are doing. They also know that at anytime mom or dad may just stop and look over their shoulder to see whats going on. we are pretty strict on what they can do on the computer and monitor the sites they can go on. I don't believe a parent can be too cautious.
    I'm also neurotic about scanning the computer to get rid of any viruses and adware that may cause pop ups to appear when the computer is being used. I don't need certain things to just appear when my kids are using it.
    Thanks for the chance!!!!

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  198. This is what I have been looking for. He is so cute too.
    Thank you
    dakotawatchdog@yahoo.com
    Yes this is my address and I have had it for awhile. Some Quowinky Dink

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  199. We employ a system of parental controls, keeping the computer in the family room and shoulder surfing to stay in the loop. We could definitely use another layer in the ever growing quest to protect our kids.

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  200. I made a blog post here:
    http://www.blogiversity.org/blogs/millaa/archive/2009/03/01/win-an-ipod-touch-here.aspx

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