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TUKI Scout Kid Safe Browser

Editors' Review

by   / November 07, 2008

This parental control software protects kids from inappropriate Web sites, though it misses some common security features.

You'll first need to register the program by submitting your name, e-mail, address, and phone number to create parent and user accounts. TUKI Scout Kid Safe Browser has a skinnable interface with a user-friendly Microsoft Agent to guide navigation. Alas, it does consume quite a chunk of memory.

You'll find several pre-approved sites for fun and learning, and you can add your own list of Allowed/Restricted sites. Search tools and a web-based e-mail service give youngsters the feel of any standard browser, and pop-up blockers give parents added peace of mind. We like how easily the program lets us configure the animated character to say encouraging messages to kids such as "You can achieve anything" and "Remember to do your homework." The program worked pretty well during our tests; however, blocks or passwords to prevent access to other browsers aren't given. Kids can easily close the program window and launch any other Web browser application on the system. A scheduler would've been beneficial as well.

Overall, TUKI Scout Kid Safe Browser performs well, but security-minded parents will want to look for more fastened security measures.

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Editors' Review

by   / November 07, 2008

This parental control software protects kids from inappropriate Web sites, though it misses some common security features.

You'll first need to register the program by submitting your name, e-mail, address, and phone number to create parent and user accounts. TUKI Scout Kid Safe Browser has a skinnable interface with a user-friendly Microsoft Agent to guide navigation. Alas, it does consume quite a chunk of memory.

You'll find several pre-approved sites for fun and learning, and you can add your own list of Allowed/Restricted sites. Search tools and a web-based e-mail service give youngsters the feel of any standard browser, and pop-up blockers give parents added peace of mind. We like how easily the program lets us configure the animated character to say encouraging messages to kids such as "You can achieve anything" and "Remember to do your homework." The program worked pretty well during our tests; however, blocks or passwords to prevent access to other browsers aren't given. Kids can easily close the program window and launch any other Web browser application on the system. A scheduler would've been beneficial as well.

Overall, TUKI Scout Kid Safe Browser performs well, but security-minded parents will want to look for more fastened security measures.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.0

Version 11 now includes access to our New Web based email system that utilizes the same 'Buddy list' concept as our previous versions had in the email client that was included in the browser, the web based email access replaces the email client in version 11.0.

General

Publisher Children's Educational Network
Publisher web site http://www.tuki.com
Release Date June 24, 2008
Date Added June 24, 2008
Version 11.0

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 10.38MB
File Name kidsafebrowser_plts.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,488
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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