Keeping Kids Safe Online with Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security

by Teresa B

Teresa from Tiaras & Tantrums, a 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, is here to share her thoughts on Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security via this sponsored post. While we were compensated to write this post, our writers views and opinions remain her own.

I don’t object to my children playing games on my laptop. However, lately my son has become a champ at downloading games from where ever he chooses, without asking for approval from me first. What he doesn’t understand is that when he clicks yes to download his ‘must-have’ game, there are hidden viruses and spyware attached to the files also.

My son doesn’t understand that while he is downloading the latest and greatest game, he is accidentally downloading spyware as well. My children are all aware of digital citizenship, but they still like to click yes. Even on the kid friendly sites that my son frequents, there are clickable ads flashing on the sidebars enticing clicks.

In just a few clicks, my son has entered his email address, because how else will he get free codes to play more games? and your laptop has a fresh batch of spyware sneaking about. All this from kid friendly, safe site.   We do have a Windows Operating System, so we need to be extra vigilant as we are the most vulnerable to viruses and spyware.

We currently have a great anti-virus and anti-spyware software, but are always on the look out for something even better. Because no matter how great our anti-virus and anti-spyware software, those pesky spyware always seem to make a path right onto my laptop.

Installing a quality anti-virus program, like  Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security onto your computer to prevent any issues like I have right now is a great solution. This way, if your children initiates unauthorized downloads, you have protection in place to block viruses, spy-ware and other harmful items. Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security lets you restrict or filter website access for your children with powerful parental controls. The latest version is available for a free download now and it includes easy-to-use parental controls that puts you back in charge of internet access.

Not all virus protection software catch all viruses. Having a selection of virus software on your computers to run in tiers is a great idea and a great tip from my husband. Keep in mind that new viruses are created every single day. Keeping your anti-spyware software up to date is another great tip.

While I like to think my son is completely safe on line while playing online games, I know there is the possibility of new threats everyday. Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security offers parents all the control they want to safeguard their children online. Currently they offer protection and privacy for up to three devices when you purchase their Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security product. Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security is available for Mac, PC and Android devices for $49.95 per year, with the same license working on three devices.

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  Teresa is a family lifestyle photographer who is happy homeschooling her three children in the Christian classical education theory in the suburbs of Chicago. You can find her on her blog Tiaras & Tantrums or on Twitter as @tiarastantrums.

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1 Colleen Boudreau (collifornia) October 31, 2013 at 11:56 am

I don’t have any kids, but if I did I would block certain sites and monitor them.


2 Brittany October 31, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Right now I work on the computer with them or have my eye over their shoulder but they are getting bigger and I would love this to help keep them safe online.


3 john hutchens November 1, 2013 at 2:13 am

I monitor my kids internet use


4 Daiva November 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm

My kids are still fairly little so I sit with them and watch what they do on the computer and online


5 Sandy Cain November 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Do not allow use of the internet without me sitting there!


6 Secret Burkheiser November 3, 2013 at 12:53 am

I sit right next to her


7 Secret Burkheiser November 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

I sit right next to her.


8 Secret Burkheiser November 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

I sit right next to her while she is online.


9 Gail Fernandez November 3, 2013 at 7:54 am

I keep an eye on what they are doing, and tell them not to download anything without permission.


10 Connie Tillman November 3, 2013 at 8:22 am

My kids are 15, 12, 2 and 6 months. If they use the internet they are monitored. You have to these days.


11 Phillip November 3, 2013 at 11:30 am

I try to watch them


12 Natalie November 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

I am always in the room when they are on the computer.


13 jose benavides November 4, 2013 at 3:42 am

I control the amount of hours they get to use it and I have to be their with them


14 cole November 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I used windows firewall


15 Tricia Wehner November 5, 2013 at 8:17 am

I have Norton right now and I use parental controls .


16 richelle bowers November 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm

we use the parental controls on the computer


17 April Janovich November 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Right now I just monitor them. I don’t have anything to use right now.


18 Cynthia Gray November 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Don’t have any small children at home any longer.


19 Michelle Wood November 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I keep them out in the family room or kitchen when they’re online so I can keep an eye on them. More internet security would be nice though.


20 Heather B November 6, 2013 at 9:03 am

I keep them in the dining room, but I do still have to run interference and clean up on their laptop. I just removed several pieces of spyware and a virus on it. My 12 year old still does not understand that not all ads and sites are safe!


21 McKim November 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I’ve been using Norton.


22 Shanna November 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

He stays where I can see him =)


23 mysweetiepiepie November 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm

My computer could use any help that it can get :+)


24 Denise C November 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm

As of right now, I just watch what they’re doing. Guess I need a better plan. :)


25 Vera P. November 7, 2013 at 11:11 pm

We keep the computer in a common area of the house so that they are monitored while online and we check browsing history.


26 Amber Carter November 7, 2013 at 11:12 pm

shes still too young to get on


27 Brittney House November 7, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I just monitor my son’s history.


28 Beth Klocinski November 8, 2013 at 11:11 am

I use parental control setting and block social sites like Facebook


29 Ed Nemmers November 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Time limits and transparency!


30 Mozi Esmes mom November 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I don’t give her much free space if she’s on the computer…


31 Michelle Tucker November 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Keep an eye out when they are on the sites. They have their own login so they can’t go where they aren’t supposed to.


32 Nycole November 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I dont have kids, but if I did I would monitor history, limit pages and time allowed and find a way to disable access to certain pages.


33 Debra Hall November 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm

my kids are grown but i keep an eye on my grandson when he’s here


34 Dona Lewis-Pearce November 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm

the only thing that really works is supervision. they can get past everything else cause they are older and more computer knowledge than me.


35 Buddy Garrett November 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm

When our daughter was young we monitored her use of the computer.


36 Carolyn Daley November 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I use parental controls and monitor their usage.


37 Trisha McKee November 8, 2013 at 11:58 pm

I allot my daughter so much time on the internet, I have a recorder to keep track of everything she does, i have her passwords, and I talk openly with her about the dangers of online if not used properly.


38 Richard Hicks November 9, 2013 at 12:15 am

No software, but computer is in den where we are when they are using it


39 Sand November 9, 2013 at 12:34 am

By using parental controls and supervising them.


40 Mihaela Day November 9, 2013 at 12:35 am

I am in the room when they are on the computer :)


41 Charlene Kuser November 9, 2013 at 12:43 am

I use the parent controls and also monitor their time on the internet.


42 seo rankings January 12, 2014 at 4:43 am

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