NetNanny For Mac

NetNanny For Mac


The Best Parental Control and Internet Filter for Mac!

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You don't let your children read just anything, do you? Well, without Net Nanny for Mac, they can see whatever they want on the Internet, unless you're there to watch over their shoulders. With Net Nanny internet filter for Mac, the Internet is a safer place for your children.

Net Nanny for Mac sets up a protective wall around your computer. Its predefined categories let you choose what you don't want your children to see, and you can also create your own custom categories.

Net Nanny for Mac from ContentWatch blocks adult web sites, sites with subjects not fit for children, and even blocks chats when predatory language is used. It blocks all offensive content coming from the Internet.

Net Nanny for Mac works with multiple users, and interfaces seamlessly with the Mac OS X user accounts on your computer. If you have several children, you can set different criteria corresponding to their age or maturity. You can choose whether they have access to newsgroups, e-mail, or whether they can download files. You can set the program to let them only use the Internet at certain times, and on certain days. You can choose to block or allow specific web sites, allow users only to use selected applications, and block access to specific types of content, such as streaming media or peer-to-peer file transfers. This internet safety software for Mac can even send you e-mail, automatically, when certain events occur.

Net Nanny for Mac provides an Overview screen which, for each user, displays a summary of their settings and a usage report.
  • User information: At the top of the screen, you see the user's name, profile and reporting options. You also see a silhouette for the user, or a photo, if you have set one.
  • Filter settings: The middle section shows the current settings for each of Net Nanny's filters. A round, colored icon at the bottom right of each internet filter for Mac icon gives you information on the type of internet filtering taking place: green means there are no restrictions, orange means there are some restrictions, and red means there is no access. Text next to each internet filter for Mac icon give you more information about each filter and its settings.
  • Usage report: The bottom section shows a usage report for the user: their last Internet connection, how many web pages they have visited and how many have been blocked, and the types of content that have been blocked.

Detailed Logs

Full logs of your users' Internet activity. Choose from simple or detailed logs, or only see which sites and applications have been blocked. Logs can also be exported.

Schedule Internet Access

Choose when your children can access the Internet, and for how long. Net Nanny for Mac lets you set a schedule for each of your users, either individually, or as part of a custom user profile. You can offer users unlimited access, set time limits per day, or only authorize specific periods.

Browser Alerts

When Net Nanny for Mac filters block access to web pages, or when a user attempts to view sites that are listed in the Blocked Sites tab, the program displays a warning in their browser, saying that Net Nanny has blocked the page.
Alerts are also displayed when an application or a protocol is blocked from a user.

Configuration Assistant

The Net Nanny for Mac Assistant helps you choose the appropriate settings for your children.
The Assistant walks you through the configuration process, and explains the types of content that Net Nanny filters, and how this filtering is done.
Net Nanny for Mac lets you choose from three default profiles, and also lets you create custom profiles to filter the exact types of content you want, according to the age and maturity of your users.

System Requirements Back to the top
Version 2
Platform Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
  • A Macintosh computer running either PowerPC or Intel microprocessors
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher (Jaguar, Panther, Tiger and Leopard)
  • 40 MB free hard disk space

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