CyberPatrol Releases Free Web-Surfing Safety Toolkit
- By Dian Schaffhauser
CyberPatrol, a company that sells parental controls and Web filtering technologies, announced a free online Web-surfing safety assessment toolkit. The toolkit is intended to help parents and educators review online surfing habits and determine what safety measures should be implemented.
It includes the company's Threat Detector tool, released in beta at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and now available in full release. Threat Detector specifically helps users determine the number and kind of inappropriate and unsafe sites found on a PC that CyberPatrol's Parental Controls software would block. Also available in the Toolkit is Web site lookup. This lets the user to enter a URL to determine how CyberPatrol categorizes the Web site.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.