Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

TOS Crew Review: Action Alert

on March 21, 2012


Vendor Name:  Action Alert

Vendor ContactAction Alert Contact Info

Name of ProductAction Alert

Price:   free OR you can purchase maximum protection for $29.99

Age Range:  parents


Action Alert is a product that aids in protecting children from dangers that can be associated with internet usage.  This is a program that can be easily installed on your computer that your child or children uses and will offer protection from those people and influences who want to corrupt the young minds that are active on the internet today.  There are 8 ways that Action Alert works:

  1. control access – you can remotely shut down computer access from your cell phone.
  2. activity alerts via notification in your email or text
  3. recording of 60 hours of computer activity – you can then watch it later
  4. time limits – only want your 6 year old on the computer for half an hour, it’s done no need for timers.
  5. block sites that you have deemed inappropriate – don’t want your 12 year old on Facebook? block it.
  6. content filtering creates a safe search
  7. logs all keystrokes so you’ll have password and user name info
  8. logs both sides of emails and instant messaging (chat)

With the maximum protection plan you’ll get access to the following:

  1. multiple user protection
  2. full social network monitoring
  3. fully customizable

I had this installed on my computer for a couple weeks however I noticed that even with high speed internet our server slowed down considerably and there were also sites that my children are allowed to go to that wasn’t allowed via safe search, such as my oldest’s blog.  Also, we have strict guidelines in place for computer usage and since it’s in the living room we are always aware of what is going on when our children are on the internet.  For my daughter who does have email she knows that I or her dad can check her email any time we want and there is no using the computer when she is home by herself.  For us this wasn’t a good thing to have on our computer as we only have one PC and it’s used by all of us – having to ‘log in’ to use the computer drove my husband nuts.

I think this is a good product if you have more than one computer in the house and can’t monitor them all at the same time or if the computer is in an area that isn’t where the family always is.  If your children use the computer without you at home or without you present then this is a great product.  If you’re like us, then it’s not really a necessity especially if you keep the lines of communication open between yourself and your children – I felt more like I was spying on my children than really protecting them.  If you don’t know all your children’s friends, or if your children are on social networking sites, like Facebook, then I would encourage you to have Action Alert on your computer.

**This is a TOS Crew Review.  I was provided Action Alert in exchange for my honest review, no other compensation was given.




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