No key = no computer access. It really is that simple! I have to say that my daughter hates it and threw a fit when I installed it on her laptop; however, she has not liked the other monitoring software that we’ve tried either. Oh well. It’s not her call, and I love knowing that I can see where she’s been, who she’s been chatting with (and what she’s been saying!), and what times she’s been online. I would highly recommend PGKey’s Safe Key for every family with kids living at home who use the Internet. It’s definitely not just for homeschoolers.
All I did was plug it into my daughter’s computer and set a password. That’s it! I signed up for online access to block websites and set permissions as well. The only problem I encountered was when I tried to plug the key into my own laptop to review my daughter’s activities. I got an error message (more than once), so I emailed PGKey’s customer support. They got back to me within minutes (on a weekend, no less!), but their suggestion was simply to view the video on her computer instead of on mine, a workable but not preferable option.
Check out all the great features and purchase your own Safe Key here. Each one costs $49.99 plus s/h, but there are no annual fees and no updates required. If you lose the key, it’s only $10 from the Parent Portal. It also includes ongoing access to block particular websites and change your settings.
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