KidZui - The Internet for Kids

KidZui - The Internet for Kids


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 26 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.0.206-6319
File Size:
1.54MB
Date Added:
November 29, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
46,791
Downloads Last Week:
15
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

KidZui seems like a kiddified browser with social networking rolled in. Children can find their favorite YouTube videos, rate content using tags, and share opinions with other KidZui friends, all from a colorful interface with big buttons and labels. KidZui is anything but a standard kids' browser, though, and what makes it so unique is precisely why it's such a safe tool for children.

KidZui is a closed system, not filter-driven, so all content that's available has been approved by editors into a whitelist database. Kids can explore the Internet by using the search/URI bar, or search by a left-nav sidebar that's organized by topics including science, movies and TV, games, sports, and animals. Just below the search bar are three tabs, for Web browsing, Photos, and Video. The latter two work much like Google's Image and Video searches, where you type what you're looking for into the URI bar and the tab automatically narrows it down to the specific type of content that you want.

Parental registration is required before your child can create an online identity. Kids can customize their avatars to a limited degree in the free version, with more options available via upgrading. Free KidZui is fully functional, but the paid upgrade definitely offers more. Among the additions, children get more content rating tags, more avatar clothing, and more backgrounds, while parents get the ability to block individual sites, can view an unlimited history of the child's browsing, and can force-add sites to their children's favorites list.

KidZui offers kids one of the safest methods we've seen to use the Web, while parents get the peace of mind that their children are learning and having fun while remaining the final arbiter of the Internet experience.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    4.5

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "Easy, Safe Access to Internet Entertainment"

    August 30, 2012   |   By tw0rk

    Version: KidZui - The Internet for Kids 6.0.206-6319

    Pros

    Easy, colorful, safe. A one stop shop for edutainment and kid-friendly videos.

    Cons

    Distracting. If your child needs to get online and do research or complete a class activity, the first they see is a colorful, active start page with all these fun games and cartoons.

    Summary

    I think it's great this product exists, but I will continue to safeguard my child's internet activities in other ways for now.

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  • 5 stars

    "Daughter loves this program"

    May 22, 2012

    Version: KidZui - The Internet for Kids 6.0.206-6319

    Pros

    safe, updated content, lots of options for her to explore.
    has websites for her as convent buttons.
    when she gets tired of something she can click another website.
    so example 10 websites x 20 games on each site. That's 200 game disks i don't have to change every 5 minutes.

    Cons

    Has a lot of dumb YouTube videos.
    but she is the one who chose to look at them.

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  • 5 stars

    "best browser ever"

    January 10, 2012   |   By draudales

    Version: KidZui - The Internet for Kids 6.0.206-6319

    Pros

    super safe and great for school

    Cons

    nothing bad

    Summary

    I use at school in the lab every day with my stidents

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  • 5 stars

    "Great for Kids!!"

    December 12, 2011   |   By pd55

    Version: KidZui - The Internet for Kids 6.0.206-6319

    Pros

    Easy to use and much quicker and more responsive then the previous version.

    Cons

    None so far.

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