This IE add-on is supposed to aid parents in locating their child's personal profile on various social networking Web sites, but it comes up short in many areas.
BeNetSafe Search Toolbar places a nondescript toolbar atop your IE window. The program goes to work after you enter a first and last name. However, the program took considerable time to come up with results--and those results were disappointing. Despite numerous attempts, we never got exact matches and only the name and location were displayed. On other occasions, the program came up empty-handed.
Also adding to our woes, it only checked three sites--Friendster, MySpace, and Xanga--and we couldn't find an option to add more sites. Though BeNetSafe Search Toolbar's intentions are good, parents are better off looking elsewhere for an effective profile-search tool.
BeNetSafe's free toolbar for Internet Explorer automatically locates your child's online profiles at sites like MySpace, Xanga, and Friendster. Do not let your loved ones fall victim to predators lurking on social networking sites.