KidZui The Internet for Kids

KidZui The Internet for Kids

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    46,243
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 22, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Becomes useless if kids use another browser."

July 20, 2012  |  By abhijitrucks

 |  Version: KidZui The Internet for Kids 3.1

Pros

Nothing useful in this browser.

Cons

Lacks features of a modern browser.

Summary

If your kids know a thing about computers, then this browser becomes totally useless. They will simply download another browser and do whatever they want with it.

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2 stars

"It's safe, but other than, sucks"

March 22, 2009  |  By allendemelon

 |  Version: KidZui The Internet for Kids 3.1

Pros

Keeps kids from going sites that are wrong for them
Includes fun stuff that kids can do

Cons

Lag, and i don't mean just small doses of it, it is to the extreme, believe me, i have tried it myself, and the lag is just incredible
Websites have to be added by the parents themselves, so if no nothing have been added as allowed,

Summary

(Cons continued) your child cannot enter any websites whatsoever.

Bottom line, you'd be best off installing a filter system on your regular software instead of Zui

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4 stars

"here is everything your children want in a safe place"

February 07, 2009  |  By monisiti

 |  Version: KidZui The Internet for Kids 3.1

Pros

easy to find everything for children,safely

Cons

can't download

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5 stars

"Perfect; Fun"

January 26, 2009  |  By will3216

 |  Version: KidZui The Internet for Kids 3.1

Pros

Safe easy cool parental controls.

Cons

I dont really no of any.

Summary

Fun and Safe I would Recommend it to anyone.

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5 stars

"Love this site!"

January 23, 2009  |  By sieverst

 |  Version: KidZui The Internet for Kids 3.1

Pros

Kids get a little freedom on the Internet while browsing in completely safe sites. Monthly summary of child's exact site(s) usage and time spent on Kidzui.

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

Love the fact that this site is free and is about protecting kids on the internet while allowing them access to thousands of websites.

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5 stars

"Brilliant for my kids."

December 18, 2008  |  By Seamus Mckenzie

 |  Version: KidZui The Internet for Kids 3.1

Pros

control control

Cons

would like more screen for games

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5 stars

"My kids have learned so much!"

December 16, 2008  |  By micheleinohio

 |  Version: KidZui The Internet for Kids 3.1

Pros

So easy and fun!

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

This is a great browser. I like it because I feel safer with them using it. They like it because it's fun and easy. They'll see a bug outside and look it up online to see what it is. They have found fun videos and great websites all on their own. And I think they like dressing up thier avatar as much or more as surfing the web.

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4 stars

"GOOD FOR KIDS"

November 22, 2008  |  By OzBobInv

 |  Version: KidZui The Internet for Kids 3.1

Pros

Very suitable programme for children

Cons

Needs more Australian sites

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5 stars

"Safe and secure."

November 22, 2008  |  By evethere

 |  Version: KidZui The Internet for Kids 3.1

Pros

Knowing my children are safe while using kidzui is a releif.

Cons

There is nothing i dont like about this site.

Summary

Ease of use for children of all ages.

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5 stars

"Great for my kids"

November 15, 2008  |  By twrobbins

 |  Version: KidZui The Internet for Kids 3.1

Pros

Safe and easy accessibility for the children's sites and more we never heard of

Cons

Haven't experienced any cons as of yet

Summary

Less worry about what your children my see that they shouldn't and more freedom they have in learning and experiencing technology of their kind

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1
Version 3.1 adds social features, increases approved content to 1.5 million items.
General
Publisher KidZui
Publisher web site http://www.kidzui.com
Release Date October 22, 2008
Date Added October 22, 2008
Version 3.1
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Kids & Parenting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.54MB
File Name kidzui_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 46,243
Downloads Last Week 26
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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