Net Nanny 6.5 Features Focus on Social Networking, IM

Updates Allow Parents to Monitor Chat/Instant Messaging and Social Networking Activity

SALT LAKE CITY - February 2, 2010 - ContentWatch, the developer of Net Nanny ( parental control and content filtering software, today unveiled Net Nanny 6.5, addressing the critical need to monitor social networking and instant messaging (IM) activity.

“Internet and technology dangers are growing rapidly and can be far more serious than parents realize due to the growing prevalence of trends such as social networking and IM, said Jack Sunderlage, ContentWatch CEO. “It is our mission to continually address these issues with tools to help parents protect their children’s safety online.

A recent study from the U.S. Department of Justice reports that more than 50 percent of teenagers receive requests for personal information and have frequent personal conversations with strangers online through IM. Likewise, 50 percent of teenagers say their parents are unaware of their online activities and have never discussed Internet safety with them.

Net Nanny 6.5 offers the following new features and enhancements:

  • Social Networking: Parents can monitor their children’s social networking activities, such as friends, pictures, videos, personal descriptions, wall posts and IM conversations, on commonly used sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Bebo.
  • Profanity Masking (@#$!): Unruly users often post inappropriate or profane comments on sites like YouTube, which alters how web filters categorize content. Net Nanny 6.5 now masks (@#$!) inappropriate content, allowing users to view the page without being bombarded with vulgar language.
  • ProxyProtect: Net Nanny’s ProxyProtect sees through and filters the content of all web—based proxies (http and https), and aggressively blocks attempts to get around filtering by blocking local host proxy applications.
  • Search Terms: Net Nanny 6.5 now gives a fully detailed report of online searching behavior. Users can view web, video and image searches on all the popular search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.

    Net Nanny 6.5 also allows parents to receive customizable alert and report email notifications in real time or in batches (hourly, daily or weekly), block uploading of pictures, use keyword blocking that lets them decide if kids should see pages with specific words or phrases, block posting/commenting on blogs and forums and lets parents easily extend kids' online time.

Net Nanny 6.5 costs US$39.99, or $59.98 for three computers. For a free two-week trial or for more information about Net Nanny 6.5, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About ContentWatch, Inc.

Based in Salt Lake City, ContentWatch delivers Internet security solutions for the consumer and business markets. ContentWatch's mission is to be the world leader in thought and technology by creating Internet management tools and services that provide homes and businesses with a safer, more productive Internet experience through its patent-pending contextual analysis engine. ContentWatch Internet Management solutions are used in over 157 different countries and are the recipients of the Reviewer’s Choice from Government Computer News and Editors’ Choice from PC Magazine. For more information on ContentWatch products, visit