KidRocket KidSafe Web Browser for Kids

KidRocket KidSafe Web Browser for Kids

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    154,447
  • Date Added:
    April 18, 2008
  • File Size:
    5.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    30
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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1 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 stars

"Good concept, but not good enough"

October 09, 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 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 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 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 stars

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

December 06, 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5.0.2
Version 1.5.0.2 adds new kids email, time lock, popup blocker, and update checker.
General
Publisher KidRocket
Publisher web site http://kidrocket.org/
Release Date April 18, 2008
Date Added April 18, 2008
Version 1.5.0.2
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Kids & Parenting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 5.06MB
File Name kidrocket_v15.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 154,447
Downloads Last Week 30
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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