Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Qustodio 1.30 released

Hi there, we are excited to announce that Qustodio 1.30 is now available for download from Qustodio, if you are an existing user you will automatically receive the update. Among several compatibility and stability fixes we have also introduced a number of good improvements listed below.

New features in this release:


- Temporary protection bypass

It is now possible to temporarily disable Qustodio's protection directly from the system icon tray. This new setting comes very handy when you want to stop Qustodio for your own usage or granting kids with extra time without having to alter any configuration settings.










For how long goes Qustodio to sleep in the computer is configurable by selecting the desired amount of time or until the computer gets rebooted next.











- Customizable timezone settings

It is now possible to adjust how time is displayed in Qustodio's portal. Activity reports are automatically converted to the selected time zone.













-Expandable web & social activity lists

Browsing & social activity now return more items when clicked on "show more", this eliminates the previous limitation to viewing the top 15 records only.



Friday, February 17, 2012

How Much Is Too Much? Managing the Time Your Child Spends Online

Think your child spends too much time online? Join the club. Whereas parents used to fret about how much television their children watched, today’s concern is centered on how much time their children spend glued to another screen, the one connected to the World Wide Web. Whether it’s via a PC, laptop, tablet, or smart phone, more and more kids are devoting more and more of their leisure time to surfing the net.

While no one can tell you exactly how much is too much (that’s a decision you’ll have to make on your own), there’s one thing that’s certain—it’s your duty as a parent to make sure that a) your child has a fulfilling and productive life outside of the one he’s created on the web, and b) that the amount of time your child spends online isn’t putting his health or safety at risk. How do you do that? Read on for some practical tips to help your child strike a balance between the virtual world and the real one.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

3 Real Dangers of Social Media Sites

Have you been considering letting your child get an account on a social media platform such as Facebook or Twitter? If so, you might want to think again. Although these sites can be tempting for kids who want to go online and chat with their friends, they can also pose a host of threats to your child’s safety and reputation. We all want our kids to be social and have fun, but these websites may not be the best avenue for social interaction. Want to know more? Read on to learn about three very real dangers of social media sites: