Online Protection for Your Children with Net Nanny #backtoschool #giveaway

by Jessica Streit

Jessica Streit, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, is here to share her insights into Net Nanny through this post and giveaway. While we were compensated to write this post, our writers views and opinions remain her own.


I’m one of those parents who rarely lets her children on the internet. On the rare occasions where I let them, it’s always in the same room as I’m in and with the volume turned up so I can hear. However, there are still times when I worry about my children’s safety on the internet. Net Nanny is a product that would ease some of the worry and fears I have while my children are surfing the web.

Net Nanny offers you software to protect your children while they are perusing the internet. It works in real-time by categorizing every webpage that you or your child interacts with as it is being accessed. This is different than the typical product that claims to protect your children. Those other products categorize sites before you visit them which means that any changes that have been made to the site may not be part of the original scan and could provide unwanted material to your children.

Net Nanny offers an easy to use product that allows parents to manage the settings remotely. It offers alerts and reports to the parents. Parents can set time controls for each child as well as mask profanity from their children. Net Nanny also monitors instant messaging products as well so you can see exactly what your child and the person they are connecting with is saying.

My oldest son has virtual homework every day. There are days when I’m fielding calls for work, trying to get a healthy dinner on the table, and wrangling his younger brother into his soccer gear at the same time. It’s difficult for me to monitor everything my son is doing online. Parental controls such as those offered by Net Nanny would provide me with the comfort in knowing that he is better protected from viewing or interacting with unwanted material on the internet.  

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Jessica Streit is a freelance writer and author of The Debt Princess. She shares her struggles with debt and the road to living a royal life on less.

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1 Sarah August 17, 2013 at 3:05 am

My son is just getting to the stage where he wants to play the games his friends are playing online, and I worry about all of the ads and links to less favorable stuff he encounters. I’d love to use Net Nanny to help monitor his time online.


2 Barbara Platt August 17, 2013 at 4:30 am

it would protect my 6 year old granddaughter from predators.


3 Nancy Kane August 17, 2013 at 4:48 am

With five of our six kids wanting and needing to use the internet for school and for fun Net Nanny would really help to give me peace of mind. There are so many dangers out there and our children are so precious to us.


4 Cindy H August 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

I would give this to my dear friend who is going through alot with her son right now, who was scammed while playing a popular online game. I think it would help her alot.


5 Cindy B August 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I’d love to use this on our grandson’s laptop. He’s pretty cautious and he uses it where we can keep an eye on what’s he’s doing, but this would really help!


6 acmommy3 August 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm

This would help keep our office area safe for family use! Love it!


7 vickie couturier August 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

maybe help when the grandkids come to viist


8 Brittany August 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm

My kids are just getting to the stage where they want to search for stuff which scares me. I would love net nanny.


9 Angel August 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm

With four kids ages 11-14, this would be wonderful. We have one computer in the kitchen where I try to monitor their use, but now that they all need to get on it quite a bit, I’m having to let them use the computer in the office, and internet safety is a concern.


10 Jenny Martin August 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

My mom keeps my kids in the afternoon–and is not computer savvy–she does not always watch what they are doing–so this would be a godsend!


11 jessica August 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

this would give me peace of mind!


12 Eve August 21, 2013 at 6:50 pm

My daughter will probably get computer savvy pretty soon so this will give us protection!


13 Barbara August 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm

I would finally know what’s going on around me!


14 Janet August 22, 2013 at 8:18 am

I always wondered about different monitoring software. Looks interesting


15 Jessica T August 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

My son wants to research things on the internet and I’m afraid he’ll come across something inappropriate. . .this would help!


16 Shari August 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

My sweet boy is starting to pay more attention to the computer. I want to protect him from what he might find on there, so this would go a long way toward helping do that.


17 BusyWorkingMama August 23, 2013 at 10:45 am

It would make me feel better about letting my 6 year old use our computer.


18 Shelly Leatham August 24, 2013 at 3:10 am

It would show me the messages that are coming and going


19 Kerrie Mayans August 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I like that it will allow me to monitor what my kids are doing online.


20 Kelly Brown August 25, 2013 at 6:48 pm

It would help me make sure my son does not go where he isn’t supposed to on the Internet!


21 Madonna August 26, 2013 at 8:51 am

this would ease my mind about what my grandchildren were doing online.


22 Tabathia B August 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm

It would help monitor my daughter’s website browsing while doing research for homework


23 Melissa M August 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I have a 13 year old so this would be great!


24 chana August 28, 2013 at 6:08 am

parental controls would let me feel more secure


25 sandra August 28, 2013 at 7:18 am

it woule help us lessen exposure to questionable words


26 Stephanie Nericcio August 28, 2013 at 10:19 am

It would help keep her safe on the web while playing games. I hate being a helicopter parent and watching everything she does, this would help so I wouldn’t have to stand over her 24/7


27 Anitra August 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

My kids are getting older and spending a lot more time online. This would be very helpful.


28 Sara August 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Really want this for my kids we will be getting a new school computer and I’d like to Not have to enter in approved websites for them to be able to visit. They have research that needs to be done online and I have to sit and do the basic searching for them, even with Google fitler on lockdown it’s still not safe out in cyberspace.


29 Tammy S August 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm

It would help me to know my daughter is being safe when she is online. I wouldn’t have to worry so much about where she goes.


30 katklaw777 August 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I’d gift it to my daughter for her to use with my grandkids.


31 1955nurse August 30, 2013 at 8:54 am

This would help set parameters for our Grandkids!!! Thanks for the chance….


32 Diana Hatch August 30, 2013 at 9:09 am

Great for time monitoring on line!


33 T.h.Ransom August 30, 2013 at 9:21 am

My daughter loves to play games on her laptop and this would be some added security while she uses the computer


34 Meegan Whitford August 30, 2013 at 9:57 am

this would be great for my brother and my niece and nephews on the computer


35 kathy dalton August 30, 2013 at 10:14 am

this would be great for my grandkids so we know everything is safe and secure


36 kemberley crosswhite August 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm

i would pay this forward ot a friend with a teenage daughter


37 Holly Storm-Burge August 30, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I would feel much better letting my kids online without having to look over their shoulders every second!


38 Cathy H August 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm

I have 3 children using the internet, so the Net Nanny would be a wonderful help in protecting my children.


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