Kids Net Safe for Mac offers a solid solution for keeping children from viewing inappropriate material during their online sessions. This colorful browser performs adequately and is loaded with appealing graphics and content.
The Web browser opens into an initial page with a prompt for the user to share their experience using the program via Facebook or Twitter. Once this is acknowledged or dismissed, the next page is a child-friendly one with fun graphics and bright colors. Along the browser's top, Kids Net Safe for Mac places an advertisement bar, as well as two links to return to the program's home page. This page also contains a number of interactive buttons so children may access videos and games from a number of sources -- from the Cartoon Network and Crayola to Barbie, Lego, and many more. The URL entry bar is located at the top of the window, together with the "Home" button and buttons for "Favorites" and the Admin panel, which is a password-protected area for the parents to manually enter Web sites for the browser to block. This is also where parents can change the default password, recall Web history, and disable the URL entry bar. In addition to blocking pop-ups, this browser doesn't support the right click, and all hot keys have been disabled, too, which is a nice touch for adding security. To exit the browser, parents need to click on the red X located on the top right of the application and enter their admin password. During testing, the browser rendered Web pages quickly and all controls operated well.
Kids Net Safe for Mac works well and would be a good download for parents who are looking for a Web browser that provides educational and fun content for their kids, but blocks adult sites and any other sites parents deem inappropriate. This download is a fully-functional seven-day trial, after which the user needs to pay $20 to register the software.