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KidRocket KidSafe Web Browser for Kids

CNET Editors' review

This free Web browser is a great way to introduce your kids to the Internet on your terms.

The designers of KidRocket KidSafe Web Browser for Kids went all out on the user interface. You feel as though you're in a space station. The design is colorful and playful without being too loud. We immediately became addicted to the drawing and painting tools, and the math flashcards. The browser worked really well and we loved the setup of its interface. It comes preset with lots of kid-friendly Web sites, such as Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, and Barbie. Each site is presented as a thumbnail for easy viewing and access. We especially liked the time-lock feature that allowed us to manually set a time limit for browser use. The browser also has a lock mode that prevents anyone from exiting, minimizing, or accessing the admin settings without a password.

As much as we loved this browser, we would have liked to have a Help file included. We also wish we had the ability to add our own Web sites to the list of preset sites. Still, we highly recommend this free browser for any parents who wish to keep a watchful eye over their kids' browsing.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Only a limited number of websits, not really a browser!"

    March 10, 2012  |   By Kiddernet

    Version: KidRocket KidSafe Web Browser for Kids 1.5.0.2

    Pros

    It looks okay, I guess?

    Cons

    Imposible to exit if you forget you passward. Only a limited number of websits, not really a webbrowser for kids. It is hard to get used to and the controls is a little funny.

    Summary

    I did not really like it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Good concept, but not good enough"

    October 9, 2009  |   By Momby1977

    Version: KidRocket KidSafe Web Browser for Kids 1.5.0.2

    Pros

    Free. Has some neat activities for kids.

    Cons

    It can't be changed. Some websites don't even work. No flash plug-in which is required for most kids sites. Have to set a password ever time. Cannot add new web sites. Does not allow access to other installed programs like games.

    Summary

    This software is free and you get what you pay for. I ended up downloading Kid Savvy PC which isn't free, but it works like a champ and lets the parent add/remove links, add access to other programs, etc.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Very limited"

    July 14, 2009  |   By Dgriffin223

    Version: KidRocket KidSafe Web Browser for Kids 1.5.0.2

    Pros

    It's free, but limited.

    Cons

    You are not able to add websites or add access to other programs installed on the computer. When it's locked out, it doesn't stop the windows key from working. It's plug-ins are set. Most kid website require flash but kid rocket isn't updatable.

    Summary

    It's free but very limited. I would go with another program, even if it cost a few dollars. Kid Savvy PC is what I now use and It does the job.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "NOT good enough!!!"

    May 15, 2009  |   By javier-leanos

    Version: KidRocket KidSafe Web Browser for Kids 1.5.0.2

    Pros

    It has some websites fun for kids
    it has learning features
    and drawing

    Cons

    it does let you add more websites
    it doesn't let you safe all settings

    Summary

    i dont like this software because is not good enough for kids to experience
    A safer and a fun web experience

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Looks safe, but can't receive e-mail"

    May 13, 2009  |   By BeamMeUpJC

    Version: KidRocket KidSafe Web Browser for Kids 1.5.0.2

    Pros

    I like that it is a self-contained browsing environment. It has a timer that allows a parent to set an amount of time their child can browse or play games.

    Cons

    It is set up to do outgoing email only - you have to provide a reply-to address and all incoming mail comes to that address, and is not viewable within the KidRocket browser. So email conversations can't happen within the Kidrocket environment.

    Summary

    Another thing you can't do is add additional web pages to the trusted sites. There are about 10 sites that they have "approved" for kids, with tons of kid-safe content, but that is a miniscule slice of what is actually available. I think the developers say they are planning to add more sites, but as a parent I really need to be able to add/remove sites on my own.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great browser, A must for kids... fast,easy and secure."

    December 6, 2008  |   By bajadora

    Version: KidRocket KidSafe Web Browser for Kids 1.5.0.2

    Pros

    Kids find an easy and fun way tolearn the basics of Math, Reading Web browsing, Email and much more this is a wonderful program for kids!!!.

    Cons

    No cons at all!!! great software.

    Summary

    its an easy to learn software ideal for kids.

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