Technology can never replace the role of the parent or guardian. Kiwi Filter provides a platform that allows children to explore the web freely, while also highlighting the parent's role as key decider of judging web content.
Kiwi Filter is the first platform to introduce the concept of "social whitelisting", a tool used to create safe whitelist for kids. Most web filtering system rely on blacklisting which, in theory, blocks inappropriate or offensive websites. The problem with blacklisting is that it can't keep up with how fast the Internet grows and how accurately images are tagged.
With whitelisting, websites are gathered in the exclusive groupings to create safe web spaces. Parents can work with their children to build a web that is based on their specific needs, interest and maturity level.
Once Kiwi Filter is installed, children can browse within your own whitelist or an age appropriate, community created whitelist. If they want to access outside the content, a request email will be sent to you explaining why. This process spurs conversation about Internet content and helps to build mutual understanding and trust.
You can also share your whitelists with your friends! This means that you can build your own safe Internet for your family faster without the influences of parents you may not agree with.
With Kiwi Filter, you can give your kids the freedom to surf a web defined by you, and set the amount of time they spend online.
Kiwi Filter is very intuitive. Everything you need is on your dashboard, which can be accessed from any web-enabled device. This means that you can manage your home computers on the go.
At Kiwi, we know web safety, and we pass that knowledge to you with our internet safety tips every time you access the dashboard. Help tips are found on every page to answer any possible questions you may have. If a question isn't answered, give us a call!
Your child can request access to websites that are not yet available and you can approve them in real-time, even via your smart phone.
Parents can remotely adjust and customize their child's web access while they are away from home. This means that you no longer have to worry about your child having Internet access at home without your supervision.
When a website is not part of your whitelist, your child can send a quick request. You can approve it or deny it, and they will be notified of your decision in real time through the tray icon message.
History logs show which websites have been accessed and which websites your child attempted to access regardless of sending you a request.
You can keep online curfews very general with the lights-out feature, or very specific which allows/blocks access to specific websites at certain time. For example, if you don't want your child to access Facebook until their homework is finished, you can do that by setting rules!
As a parent, you probably already know which websites you'd like your kids to have access to. You can build a private whitelist with your friends or use one of our pre-defined whitelists and grow it with the rest of our Kiwi Filter community.