McGruff SafeGuard is vigilant about protecting your child. As soon as it detects your child may be the subject of cyberbullying or talking about things you want to be notified about, it sends you a message. From the convenience of any PC or your mobile phone, you can see exactly what the problem is, and immediately correct it.
Many "screen snapshot" products require that you spend hours every night at your child's PC reviewing what your child did online.
McGruff SafeGuard developed a better approach. McGruff SafeGuard watches where your child goes, what they do when they get there, who they do it with, and what they talk about. It's all there for you to view from anywhere online. Providing peace of mind to parents who are at work or away from their children when they are online.Top of Page
McGruff SafeGuard records and monitors all of your child's instant messaging and chat conversations. And if you see someone you don't want your child talking to, blocking is as easy as clicking the BLOCK BUDDY button.
McGruff SafeGuard captures dozens of chat systems. Ordinary monitoring products may capture AIM, MSN and Yahoo chat, and some of them even capture Facebook. McGruff SafeGuard captures dozens of chat systems, and we're adding more chat systems every day. Just like the anti-virus / anti-spyware software that updates itself automatically to keep your PC up-to-date with the latest virus protection, McGruff SafeGuard updates itself with the latest chat system analysis technology. McGruff SafeGuard will be showing you chats on systems you didn't even know your child used.
McGruff SafeGuard records both sides of a conversation so you see what your child said and what his friend replied. Using our popular "KidSauras", we translate thousands chat speak phrases and emoticons into words that you can understand. And it too updates itself with the latest terms kids are using today: PIR = Parent in room, LMIRL = Let's meet in real life, ASL = Age, Sex, Location.
Are you concerned that your child is chatting with an adult who is pretending to be a child? Not only can you block that person from chatting with your child, you can help your community as well.
We build our patent-pending Community-based Predator Blocking with law enforcement and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. It's already stopped many predators from victimizing children protected by McGruff SafeGuard.
McGruff SafeGuard captures email from all popular email systems, and lets you review it at any time. Even after your child deletes the email, you can view privately from your PC at work or home.
McGruff SafeGuard watches every web page that your child visits - from any browser - and lets you review it at any time. You can see which websites they visit, what pages they spend time on at each website, and how long they were there.
McGruff Website Visit capture is similar to the History that you have with your web browser, but much more extensive. McGruff SafeGuard is NOT affected by your child deleting the browser history, and it records a lot more information that the browser history shows.
If you discover that your child visited an objectionable site, you can block future visits with the click of a button. You can create customized lists of unacceptable or acceptable Web sites. For example, you can set up a list (white list) of friendly sites that won't get filtered by the automatic Porn blocking built into McGruff SafeGuard.
As the days of "Can Jimmy come out to play?" give way to "Can I invite Jimmy to be my friend on Facebook?", social networking sites can be fun and they can be dangerous.
According to most tweens & teens, Facebook is the place to spend time on the Net. With all the games and gadgets, teens could spend hours just playing around and having a good time. At the same time, they're conversing with their friends and keeping up with the latest gossip.
McGruff SafeGuard ensures that your child is protected whether they spend minutes or hours every day on social networking sites. Cyberbullying, online predators and viewing age-inappropriate material - these are just a few of the dangers that can quickly explode into a crisis for your family.
McGruff SafeGuard records not just where your child goes on the web, but what they do, and who they do it with. In addition to giving you the password for your child's social network accounts, you will see what they post or blog, what they write about other children and what's private information they disclose in their profile.
You will see if your child is being cyberbullied, or if they are cyberbullying another child.
McGruff SafeGuard not only watches what your child does on Facebook but it watches dozens of other popular social networking sites as well: Bebo, Blogger, CartoonDollEmporium, Chatandgo, DoULike, DragonsInOurMidst, Excite, EmoBucket, FaithFreaks, Friendster, Fubar, GaiaOnline, GirlSense, Habbo, Hi5, Howrse, iLike, ItsYourTurn, Kupika, LiveJournal, MeetUp, , Multiply, MyDiary, MySchool, MyYearbook, Nexopia, Orkut, PandoraBots, ShowMyPony, SilentWarriors, Stardoll, StashSpace, Tangle, Weeworld, Xanga.
Just like the anti-virus / anti-spyware software that updates itself automatically to keep your PC protected from the latest viruses, McGruff SafeGuard updates itself with the latest social network system analysis technology. McGruff SafeGuard will be showing your child's activity on social networks you didn't even know existed.
McGruff SafeGuard's Password Grabber lets discover the usernames & passwords that your child uses to access each of the websites where they spend so much time.
Do you know what your child is searching for on Google or Yahoo or Bing or YouTube?
McGruff SafeGuard will show you what they searched for, and what they found. And it works with over a dozen search engines, some that you've probably never heard of, but your teen has.
For school projects? For information about drugs? Or tattoos? Or sex?
McGruff SafeGuard gives you insight into what your child is doing, and helps you guide them through difficult times. McGruff SafeGuard notifies you when you child is searching for things that indicate something is wrong - Drugs, Alcohol, Bullying, Violence, Sex or Loneliness.
McGruff keeps your child safe even when searching: Any search that leads to a website that is age-inappropriate is automatically blocked.
McGruff SafeGuard has an intelligent keystroke capture that is unsurpassed by any keystroke recorder.
McGruff SafeGuard is unique in keeping your child safe online: it is the only product that detects dangerous behaviors using sophisticated linguistic analysis. Other products require that you specify the words to look for, (such as "sex" or "beer"), and then email you a warning.
McGruff SafeGuard includes a lexicon of hundreds of terms used by linguistic analysis software that helps determine if your child is acting in a way that you find problematic. And we automatically update this lexicon with dozens of new terms each month, so your child is protected with the knowledge of latest teen trends.
You can select some or all of the following behaviors: Bullying, Swearing, Loneliness, Violence, Sexuality, Alcohol/Drug, Dangerous Acronyms and Befriended by unknown individuals.
You can add to this list any words or phrases that are unique to your child or your home, and you can include personal information (credit card numbers, street address and phone numbers). If these words or behaviors are detected in any of your child's online activities, McGruff SafeGuard will email you an alert, and text to your mobile phone.
Upon receipt of the alert, you can immediately sign-in to the McGruff SafeGuard website, and see what the alert was about. You don't need to wait until you get home and sneak into your child's room to see the entire chat conversation or the email that caused the alert.
Once you tell McGruff SafeGuard which behaviors and words to watch out for, McGruff remains vigilant. For example, if you child is chatting with someone, and they ask "A/S/L", McGruff SafeGuard will immediately notify you that your child is talking to someone they don't know.
McGruff SafeGuard records every program (or website) that your child uses. You can see if they are playing online games, playing offline games, listening to music, watching videos, or doing their homework.
For each of your children, McGruff SafeGuard records which programs they use, when they use it, and for how long.
If you child downloads new programs onto the PC, McGruff SafeGuard will immediately detect it, and start monitoring that new program as well.
McGruff SafeGuard doesn't just monitor IF the program is running - it monitors whether or not your child is activity using it, and for how long they use it. And if they are using a browser, McGruff can also show you which websites were visited.
You have the peace of mind knowing that McGruff SafeGuard is helping you protect your family.
McGruff SafeGuard not only blocks pornography, but hate sites, questionable chat rooms, gambling and online games sites, and other dangers of the Internet.
Based on your child's age, you can set McGruff SafeGuard to prevent your child from visiting websites that are age-inappropriate.
McGruff SafeGuard has classified millions of websites as either child-safe, young-teen safe, mature-teen safe, or adult. Your child won't be able to view porn websites or gambling websites or drug websites. And you can set McGruff SafeGuard to notify you whenever you child attempts to visit one of these banned website.
And you can block additional websites that you deem inappropriate with the click of a button.
As soon as you sign into the secure McGruff SafeGuard website, you get an overview of what your children are doing online. You don't need to be on your child's PC to view their activity, or to modify any of the controls you've established.
You'll see how much time they spent, and an overview of websites they've visited, emails they sent, chats and social network activity they've participated in.
With a click of a button, you can see what behaviors triggered "violations", who they chatted with, and what they did on Facebook. What websites did they visit and what websites were blocked? Who did they send email to, and how long did they play games. You can print or export or email your child's activities.
And it's just as easy to modify the controls: change the schedule when they can access the Internet, select what information you want in your daily email, or block other websites or people.
McGruff SafeGuard solves the battle over excessive PC usage. How many times do you limit when your child is allowed to play on the Internet, only to find that your rules were ignored?
Your children have agreed to the time limits you've established, but do they really follow them? Are they using the PC after you go to sleep?
With McGruff SafeGuard, you can set a schedule when your child is allowed to play on the Internet, or visit specific websites, or chat with their friends. You can set some websites to always be available (for homework), and others to be available only during playtime. You can set the maximum time your child is allowed to play online each day.
Should your child exceed these limits, the browser will be blocked or shut down. Each time your child attempts to play online outside the schedule, McGruff will record the violation.
The computer, not you, will be blamed for enforcing your rules. McGruff SafeGuard makes parenting much easier.
We want to help you protect your children by teaching them to be safer and make smart decisions.
The best way to combat cyberbullying, sexual exploitation and other internet dangers is to prevent it with education and awareness.
We recommend that you talk with your child about online safety and tell them you will be monitoring and controlling their Internet activity in order to help keep them safe. An open dialog will help you maintain a good relationship and give you the opportunity to establish Internet guidelines with your child.
However, we understand in some cases you need McGruff SafeGuard to be inconspicuous. You can set McGruff SafeGuard so that it does not appear on your child's PC in the Windows System Tray, Desktop, Task Manager or Add/Remove Programs Menu.
McGruff SafeGuard requires a special password that you choose to uninstall. Keep your uninstall password safe, and you kids won't be able to remove it.
Every morning, you will receive a summary of your child's online activities of the prior day. (Some other companies try to sell you another product that sends you an email of what your child did online. McGruff SafeGuard lets you decide what you want in your daily report - and it's included at no extra cost.)
When you start using McGruff SafeGuard, you are protecting your child with more than just the best Parental Control system. You are joining a community of parents who keep their children safe online.
Our community-based web features let parents help one another in keeping their children safe:
McGruff SafeGuard has become so popular because its puts you back in control of the PCs in your home. We've taken the suggestion of tens of thousands of parents who rely on McGruff SafeGuard to keep their kids safe online.
As one parent said to us, "When your son/daughter stops talking or telling you what's going on in their life, it's wonderful that you can still rest assured that they're safe!"Top of Page
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