Parents looking to protect their children from the more nefarious aspects of the Internet can now turn to KidBrowser, a child-friendly solution for Web browsing.
allows parents to set preauthorized Web sites for their children to visit, locking the kids out of explicit materials and preventing them from stumbling across pages linked to popups.
The program, which is based on the Safari engine, also functions as a front-end to the Mac, preventing the user from easily exiting into the Mac operating system, automatically disabling the Dock, menus, and the Mac’s Finder. Parental administrators can also disable downloads, disable the URL field, secure access to preferences to only those with a password, manage favorites, disable the quit menu and more.
The program requires Mac OS X 10.3 and later, and costs US$29.00. Registered users have unlimited access to updates, are able to use the company’s support site, may receive support by email, and can receive the company’s newsletter. KidBrowser is available on the company’s
Web site, and a demo version is also available.