KidRocket.org

Website review by
Dana Cotter, Common Sense Media
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Snazzy browser only shows safe kids' sites.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Pop-ups can be controlled, though kid-safe sites still have banner ads. Individual sites may have ads on them.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site offers a stellar kid friendly Web browser that has lots of cool features along with completely safe surfing -- and it's free! Kids only have access to a limited number of kid-safe sites (PBS, Disney, Crayola, and the like…). KidRocket can block or allow kids access to printing, pop-ups, email, and also includes a timer or time lock feature that will disable the browser after an allotted time. It's important to note, however, if pop-ups are not blocked, kids can easily click on links that take them off these sites. A download is required, but a program isn't added to your computer -- only a folder to save images and email preferences.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byginagibbs October 31, 2010

Very good for younger kids

This web browser is a good safe way for young students to begin using a browser.
Parent of a 8, 9, and 13 year old Written bymcall09 November 9, 2009

PERFECT for kids 4+

My kids have been using this since the beta stage and I have never ever had a problem with it! WONDERFUL! They are now ages 8 & 9 and STILL ask to play... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old April 17, 2010
I like it but when you see the demo it seems like there isn't much to do.
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

What's it about?

Kids can blast off with KIDROCKET.COM, the totally safe internet browser that gives them access to limited Web sites and not the innards of your computer or the big -- and sometimes inappropriate -- World Wide Web. In lock mode, kids can't access your computer without a password. Instead of filtering out the bad stuff, KidRocket allows kids to choose from only a short list of sites. Email, printing, pop-ups, and even the amount of time kids spend browsing through the directory can be controlled. KidRocket also provides a doodling page, jigsaw puzzles, as well as the oldie-but-goodie arcade games Pac-Man, Asteroids, Space Invaders, and more.

Is it any good?

The KidRocket browser is a very handy application if your kids love to explore popular kid sites on the Internet such as Nickelodeon, Crayola, and PBS. If these are sites you don't want your kids poking around in, then this tool is definitely not for your family. There's no substitute for parental supervision, but using the KidRocket browser and its features unquestionably makes the World Wide Web not as wide and definitely a whole lot safer.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the timer and time lock feature on this browser and why they're there. What's an appropriate amount of time to spend exploring and playing around on the Web? Are these features helpful to keep usage within reasonable limits or are kids able to self-regulate their time on the computer?

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