One PG Key costs $49.00 and here is what you get:
- Access Control
- Time Allowance
- Content Filtering
- Site Blocking
- Activity Tracking
- Activity Notifications
- Chat and E-mail Logging
- Computer Configuration
- User Name and Password Logging
- Inappropriate Activity Evidence
This is a ONE TIME FEE…there are no additional costs.
Fortunately we do not NEED something like this in our home but we can see the benefits of having something like this…we can definately see how it would give parents peace of mind.
Let me say it isn’t really “plug in and go” as you are led to believe. It is quite a manual process setting up the websites to block or allow along with the “blacklist” (the words you want to be notified of if searched). Additionally, we did have quite a bit of an issue getting it properly loaded and activated on our computer which was rather frustrating. However…
Once the specific users are set up, those being “tracked” cannot get past the first screen unless the PG Key is inserted…they either have to insert the key or login as a different user (knowing the password, if that’s how it’s set up by the parent). If they search under the “PG Key Safe Search” the items are “protected” or screened so they can still get a limited amount of information but nothing “R” rated. Searching something like “nudity” (if this word is in your “blacklist”) will then send an email notification to you (assuming you have set it up to do so). If the search engine is changed to google, for example, there is no protection for what will be visible…”R” rated does come up…notifications will still be sent.
Email notifications look like this:
It is my impression that although the cost seems reasonable, the product has a lot of manual processes to get it to work properly. Additionally, it seems to have different “issues” with different sytems and search engines. Make sure to read the other TOS Crew reviews for more information, by clicking HERE.
For more information:
PG Key LLC
2585 N 1st Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone (800) 301-8698 or (520) 884-8698
Fax (520) 884-0219
There are several email options…check out the website for specific addresses.
This product was reviewed as a part of the TOS Homeschool Crew…I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. Everything stated here is my own opinion. You can see the direct posting with the TOS Homeschool Crew and what my fellow crewmates thought by clicking HERE.