Safe Chat Standard Edition

Safe Chat Standard Edition


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 13 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.5
File Size:
8.56MB
Date Added:
October 28, 2011
Price:
Free to try (14-day trial); $34.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
6,638
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher

Editors' review

This user-friendly program makes controlling chat conversations easy enough for the PC-challenged parent to follow. Safe Chat Messenger with Parental Controls has a Wizard-guided setup that allows you to enter a password that guards access to controls and an e-mail address for alert delivery. Safe Chat Messenger Parental Controls takes command of MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, and ICQ. You'll be able to enlist keyword blocks, authorize your children's contact list, and schedule access hours for Internet use, chat conversations, and other software. Easily block chats that take place on specific sites or block the entire site if necessary. File sharing, downloads, and even pictures are restricted at your discretion and you'll have access to chat logs.

The only downside is the short 14-day trial. Regardless, parents with any PC skill level will appreciate its effective and comprehensive tools to help safeguard and monitor their kids' computer activities.

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  • 1 stars

    "Messy..."

    June 20, 2008   |   By timeizshort334

    Version: Safe Chat Messenger with Parental Controls 3

    Cons

    Didn't like the set-up of the program. Decided I didn't like it and tried to uninstall, but it was very difficult. Took WAY longer than it should have to uninstall. I do not recommend this product.

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  • 1 stars

    "not that good"

    January 08, 2008   |   By Gallanttech

    Version: Safe Chat Messenger with Parental Controls 3

    Pros

    I like that it works with msn aol/icq and yahoo.

    Cons

    It makes explorer crash on Vista. I can't get my messenger working after uninstalling. Main screen is too big, so I can't have other applications showing at the same time.

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  • 2 stars

    "still needs much work"

    January 08, 2008   |   By CrazymanBrad

    Version: Safe Chat Messenger with Parental Controls 3

    Pros

    Supports Multiple - Accounts, Providers, and Blocks access to windows messenger and live messenger.

    Cons

    Interface is clunky - still requires substantial work in appearance and function.

    Interface is complicated for novice users (like parents who have computer savy kids)

    Program seems to be overly processor intensive for budget systems (recommend a fast system)

    Uninstall will cause MSN Messenger to become permanently disabled. The Uninstall is lacking the ability to restore your system to it's pre-safechat state.

    Uninstall requires a 2 step process that should be condensed into a single step for ease of use for novice users.

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  • 4 stars

    "great"

    November 25, 2007   |   By edwardmary

    Version: Safe Chat Messenger with Parental Controls 3

    Pros

    great

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  • 4 stars

    "good"

    November 25, 2007   |   By scottproteus

    Version: Safe Chat Messenger with Parental Controls 3

    Pros

    good

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  • 5 stars

    "No more reading. This is the best product for my family."

    May 21, 2006   |   By nathan454

    Version: Safe Chat Universal Messenger With Parental Controls 1.8.3

    Pros

    What do I like about it? I no longer have to read these monitoring reports to find out what my kids have been up to. I have 3 kids and I work full time, by the time I get home I'm tired most of the time, and I don't want to go through and read the reports to see what my kids have been up to. With this product, I can just approve only their friends that I know. Simple. I feel good. And I really like their mask keywords feature, I enter in my kids name, our names, address, phone #, school, etc... so if they accidentally type our phone number, it will shows as *****. Great stuff. Saw this on my local TV review.

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time. I wish I found this sooner.

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  • 5 stars

    "A very helpful tool for those with children chatting online"

    May 17, 2006   |   By paul008

    Version: Safe Chat Universal Messenger With Parental Controls 1.8

    Pros

    This is what I have been looking for a long time. Now with Safe Chat, I dont have to constantly monitor my kids when they are chatting online. I would recommend to any parent to install on every computer they have at home.

    Cons

    Nothing major, only more room to enter text

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  • 5 stars

    "see my stars rating and you know"

    May 16, 2006   |   By ana823

    Version: Safe Chat Universal Messenger With Parental Controls 1.8

    Pros

    Found this out from a friend. Tried it. Love it. It does what they claimed. I'm happy. My husband even try to go around it and was unsuccessful. Great jobs guys, we will tell others. Thanks.

    Cons

    Hard to find on the internet. At first I did not know what to look for, so I have to ask my friend again. Maybe it will be easier when I help spread the word.

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  • 5 stars

    "I am not scared that I have kids on net now!"

    May 16, 2006   |   By evladut

    Version: Safe Chat Universal Messenger With Parental Controls 1.8

    Pros

    What I can say, I did not thought that is something like this that, a tool that can block the acces of my kids to the unwanted porno sites and porno materials (you see it is not nice to see your kid ask you *** is that and you will have to stay and explain, sweethard it is a butterfly :) ), and to the unwanted chat sites, where they usually stay and chat. I do not know how your kids are, but I know that mine really like to chat, I think they are like their father. This is not a problem at all to chat when you are with the mind grown, but when you are a kid, a lots of duds want to take advantages of your family memebers. It is true if you develope a fence on your yard, you force the wife, or the kids to look and see what is outside of it. This is what happend with relations too, but with the kids, well.... there is no excuse to not protect them. They are kids, and even the law say they are kids, wich mean no law responsability and no much protection. I was looking on tv, and I saw a lots of duds from CA and other states having sex with young ones. I felt terrible and I made some search in google, and finaaly I found this.I was a little not sure because of the name of the company that was doing this, and I tried something from bigger ones before but they have lack of features.Now, I am preatty happy, cause they kids can chat, and I can authorise who can chat with my ADN investiment. :)And also I like that kids like mine Anne and Marius, do not feel strangle with. One time when she seen the new app I installed in her kid laptop, Anne asked me: Daddy, daddy what is with that lock and the smile face? And I told her, is an elf that protect you from the bad guys.(and you also realised that a ton of question flood my mind that time, with why why...). But what really matter is this software protect them. I tried to see the weackeness of the sistem, but till now I found none.

    Cons

    I hope in the new version the safe chat will have a video chat feature.(hmm, I just anexious to see how they get solution to make it safe video chat?) I will let thouse guys to use their brain.

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    And also I am thinking some how a safe chat for my wife:), to keep it safe from my neighbours, she is sexy and you realise what problems I have in a McDonalds Dream Land Looking. I know I am funny, but who knows! I want her safe and mine :) I call this a virtual condom for not prepared minds.

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  • 5 stars

    "Wow - it actually DOES what it claims! FANTASTIC!!"

    May 16, 2006   |   By TomNIL

    Version: Safe Chat Universal Messenger With Parental Controls 1.8

    Pros

    I can't believe that Safe Chat has just been released. This should have been invented a long time ago. This one product lets me connect to my Yahoo and MSN messenger accounts from the same control panel. When I leave the home, I KNOW my children can not do what I have forbidden them to do when using my online access. It's WONDERFUL. I set the rules and they are forced to follow them. I determine who they can chat with and when they try to go to a chat site on the internet, their sessions are denied! Wham. BRAVO! Of course, they tried to access the parental control settings, but they are password protected. It's smarter than my kids! HA! The software even alerted me at work that they tried and we had a "discussion" about it when I returned home from work. I somehow "forgot" to mention this feature to them. I want to trust my children to be good, but I don't trust who they interact with if I can't see them at my house.

    My kids can only interact with their friends that I approve and it allowed me to refuse access to MySpace.com too! Hurray! I stongly recommend Safe Chat protection to any parent!!

    Cons

    No real complaints yet. As always, I'd like more room to type text in the chat box, but I think the limit is imposed from the IM services end.

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