Thursday, May 28, 2009

What Is Your Child Doing Online? PG Key Review & Giveaway

My sister really needed this last month. Well, she still needs it. Her 11 year old son spends a lot of time on the computer and she doesn't really have a grasp on what he is doing. Last week he was grounded and she had to bring the keyboard to work with her so he wouldn't use the computer.

You read about online predators all the time, thinking to yourself that it would never happen to your child (and I hope you are right). Guess what? It happens to someones child - somewhere. PG Key can help keep your child safe and keep you informed.
PG Key is a small flash drive looking device that once installed on your computer, has many different functions. First, you can monitor the amount of time each user can have access to the computer in a day. For example, if you want your child to only have one hour of computer time a day the PG Key monitors the time he/she is online and automatically stops responding once that time is up.

PG Key also offers a Safe Search function that blocks inappropriate searches. For example, I searched for "porn" and it told me there were no results. Another great option is that if certain words are typed (you pick the words) it will send you notification. Once I typed the word "porn" an email was sent to me giving me the time the word was typed and what the word was that was typed. Wow!

My first thought was what would stop them from taking out the key? Well, if you take out the key you get the following message....


The computer automatically locks and the access is disabled. If you lose the key there is a back up password that you can use to have full access to the computer and override the key protection - no need to worry.
Oh, I forgot to tell you about the most amazing feature - you have remote access to view EVERYTHING your child does while using the computer. PG Key records all keystrokes and screens accessed on the computer and you can view the recording! If he/she opens Paint and makes something, it records it. If he/she opens a browser and surfs the net, it records it. If he/she is chatting on IM, it records it.
There are so many things this device does that it is hard to write a review on it - it is something you have to experience yourself. Personally, I do not think any parent should be without this.
PG Key has offered to give on of my readers their own key! Do you want one?
The Giveaway: The mandatory entry requires you to leave a comment telling me why you need this after watching the demo on their site. YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR FIRST ENTRY!

To learn more about the PG Key you can check out their website here.

Want Additional Entries?

2. Request a free trial of PG Key. (2 entries)
3. Follow my blog or if you are already following - tell me who you are. (2 entries)
4. Leave a comment on my blog anywhere else and leave me the link. (1 entry per comment)
5. Blog about this and link back to me or email 5 friends about this giveaway copying me on the email. (5 entries)
6. Stumble and/or Technorati fav my blog. (1 entry per)
7. Follow me on twitter (@lisasamples) and tweet this contest leaving me a link. (1 entry per tweet per day)
8. Add my button to your blog and let me know where I can find it. (2 entries)

Note: I did have a problem with the installation at first and kept getting an error trying to activate the key, but I waited a couple hours later and it worked fine.
This giveaway will end June 8th at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be determined by Random.org and will have 48 hours to send contact information to lisa(dot)samples@gmail.com. It is mandatory to leave your email address in your first comment because I need to be able to contact you.

Disclosure: This review was possible thanks PG Key. I was given a key for review, but received no monetary compensation for this post.

No comments: