Trend Micro Online Guardian for Families: Protect Children from the Dangers of Social Networks
Article by George Norman
On 17 Mar 2011
As an adult, you know how to safely use social networks and how to stay out of trouble. But your child or children may not know how to stay safe; it is up to you to keep your children safe. Trend Micro, a global leader with over two decades of expertise in endpoint, messaging and Web security, is well aware of what dangers social networks and the internet pose and wants to help you keep your children protected.

To that end the company has recently announced the release of Trend Micro Online Guardian for Families, a tool that can provide protection against various internet dangers, including cyberbullying and online predators. This application is a parental control tool that allows you to monitor your children’s internet activity. You will be presented with a detailed report that includes web browsing history, wall postings, messages, photos, chats, and other things.


Staying on top of what your children do on sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube is just part of the functionality Trend Micro Online Guardian for Families provides. Apart from keeping a close eye on what your children do online, the application can also restrict internet usage (you can use the application to limit internet time and set a daily schedule) it can filter out adult content, and it can prevent your children from sharing sensitive or personal information (credit card numbers, passwords, email addresses, and other sensitive information).

"Keeping our kids safe online is critical. As busy parents who may or may not have the technical know-how, it's hard to keep up with our kids online," said Carol Carpenter, executive general manager for the consumer and small business units at Trend Micro and also a mother of two digitally-savvy kids. "Our vision with Trend Micro Online Guardian is to provide the tools and information for parents to become aware of their kids' online activities, to generate healthy family dialogue, and to prevent problems before they happen."

If you would like to learn more about Trend Micro Online Guardian for Families click here.
A video presentation of Trend Micro Online Guardian for Families is available on YouTube here.

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