New child safety online software released
Iglu is community-based software designed to stop children opening inappropriate websites
Software developer, Ice I/O has created a new community-based child-protection software, designed to stop children accessing inappropriate sites by using pooled expertise from parents, educators and internet safety experts, to create a safe webspace for children.
The Iglu software allows parents to compile lists of inappropriate sites and manage safe webspaces, which are groupings of age appropriate websites compiled by parents, educators and internet safety experts.
Parents are also able to create their own webspace and share it with other parents.
If children wish to add a website to the webspace, they must ask approval from the parent that controls that webspace. This request system is designed to allow parents to have in-depth knowledge about what sites their children are accessing.
The software also features the ability for children to request access to blocked websites in real time, designed to allow parents to discuss acceptable online content with children and talk about why sites are blocked.
Administrators can also create a curfew, specifying hours and day's that users are permitted to connect to the web; it can also create unique preferences for each computer to customise web access to each child.
Administrators are also able to remotely adjust and customise a user's web access from any web-enabled device and record the browsing history of children.
Iglu is currently offering a free, 30-day trial to new users, with subscriptions under $5 per month.