ChatShield Parental Control Tools
Password protected controls
When you set up ChatShield on your home computer, you will set a parental password that you will need to access the parental control panel to edit any user settings as, and when required. The password also means that you can prevent your children from uninstalling the software using your PC's 'Add/Remove' Programs option.
Create trusted contacts list
Within the ChatShield parental control panel, you can add and remove 'trusted contacts' from your son or daughter's 'trusted contacts list'. For example, for younger children, you may want to restrict their contact to only friends and family members that you know personally, rather than allowing communication with other NetIDme verified users.
Customise settings for each user
The parental control panel allows you to alter the security settings for each individual family member. For example, you may want to give older teens the ability to communicate with anyone who has been verified by NetIDme, while you might want to restrict contact further for your younger kids.
Allow chat only to certain ages
You can stipulate an age range that you are happy for your children to be communicating with, via the parental control panel. ChatShield will check the ages against the NetIDme verification service before allowing contact.
Allow chat only to certain geographical regions
You can set the geographical regions that you are happy for your child to chat in. There are three options: 'Anywhere', 'My Country' and 'Near Me' (this means your child can only speak to verified NetIDme users in their own county/state)
Suspend use of IM
You can also lock down Windows Live Messenger via the parental control panel.