K9

“Parenting in the age of the Internet has us all facing a new set of challenges. Blue Coat is committed to helping you be a successful ‘Internet Parent’. K9 Web Protection is our free Internet filtering and control solution for your home Windows or Mac computer. K9 puts you in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.” – K9 website.

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Mac or PC  Both
Age categories  Yes
Blocks inappropriate websites  Yes
Blocks Instant Messaging  Yes
Blocks chat rooms  Some
Blocks Sending of personal information (name, address etc)  No
Cannot be uninstalled even under Administrator user  Yes
Blocks access at pre-determined times/after number of hours  Yes
Automatic Updates  No
Provides Reports for Parents  Yes
Compatible with Ivanhoe IT Network  No