Q: How can I control or limit my child's Internet usage?
A: KidsWatch provides you with the flexibility to limit some or all Internet usage. So for example if you wanted to limit your children from surfing the Internet but permit use of instant messaging. You would just restrict Internet Explorer or whatever browser they use and allow AOL Instant Messenger, MSN messenger or whatever messaging service they were using.
Q: Which chat clients does KidsWatch support?
If you wanted to limit or restrict the Internet you would restrict the programs they are using to get to the Internet. Examples are Internet Explorer, AOL, Microsoft's MSN, and Netscape Navigator.
If there is any doubt as to which programs allow them to get to the Internet, just restrict all programs with one click of your mouse button and only allow the ones that you are familiar with.
A: Yahoo, AIM, MSN, ICQ and Jabber.
Q: Will my family know KidsWatch is running on the computer?
A: Yes, the first time they receive a message indicating that their computer or program time is about to expire they will realize that you are controlling their computer time. Aside from the messages there is no other indication that KidsWatch is running on their computer.
Q: Can my kids stop KidsWatch from working or circumvent the time restrictions?
A: No, KidsWatch was designed and developed with security in mind. Your children will not even be able to see it running and will not be able to circumvent any of the time restrictions.
Q: How will my family know when their time on each application, game or the Internet is soon to expire?
A: They will receive a 5 minute warning that their time is about to expire and then additional warnings at 1 minute intervals.
Q: Is KidsWatch difficult to install and use?
A: No, KidsWatch was designed for someone that is not familiar with computers. Each page instructs the user to exactly what they need to do. We have included a user guide on the CD-ROM and also offer free telephone support for any additional questions that may arise.
Q: Can my child change their access privileges?
A: No, only individuals that you designate as administrators are able to set or change computer and program restrictions.
Q: What if I forget my password?
A: If you forget your password to all of the accounts that you have on your computer and can no longer login you may need to reinstall the operating system or purchase 3rd party products that allow you to set a new password.