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Whatever happened to Add-On Pack?
I am extremely pleased to announce the replacement of the Add-On Pack (AOP) parental controls feature with Norton Online Family (NOF) for all NIS and N360 users.
Q: What is AOP?
A: AOP was our old parental control feature. It performed web filtering based on topics (sex, violence, etc) that parents didn’t want their kids to see. If you didn’t use AOP before, don’t worry, no changes apply to you.
Q: Who’s impacted?
A: Anyone who had AOP installed, which worked with versions of NIS 2007 – 2010 and N360 v1 – 4.
Q: What’s the impact?
A: The Add-On Pack support will end in May 2011. AOP will not be available to NIS 2011 users. Existing AOP users will stop receiving URL block list updates from LiveUpdate in May 2011. If you have AOP installed, it will still be on your system filtering what it always did, but new updates to the block list will cease on May 2011.
Q: What do I do if I want parental controls with NIS 2011?
A: If you need parental controls, we urge you to use Norton Online Family, which has won rave reviews, and is vastly superior to the functionality that was provided with AOP.
I am truly pleased to provide our users with full NOF feature support. We have not in the past offered NOF in place of Add-On Pack because we didn’t have the full complement of languages until now. Now that NOF has all the same languages offered as NIS, NIS & N360 users can take advantage of the market-leading features NOF provides, things like:
Web Monitoring & Blocking tracks what web sites your kids visit
An easy-to-read activity report shows you at a glance ALL the web sites your kids visit, or attempt to visit. You can visit the sites your kids have been to and block specific sites or types of sites.
Time Limits makes managing your kids’ computer time a breeze
You can set limits on your kids’ computer time to help ensure they aren’t spending too much time online and to teach them good computer time management habits. You can even limit computer use to the specific hours or days of the week.
Social Network Monitoring keeps an eye on your kids’ social network activity
You can see what social networking sites your kids belong to and how your kids represent themselves online (name, age, profile picture). You’ll gain insight into what your kids are doing so you can provide guidance and help them make smarter choices
Chat Monitoring* monitors your kid’s instant messages and chats
Monitors many major chat services and tells you who your kids chat with and what they say, so you can make sure the people your kids chat with - and what they chat about - are appropriate. You’ll also know if your kids are being cyber-bullied or if they’re cyber-bullying others via chat.
Search Monitoring tells you what your kids search for
Tracks the words, terms, and phrases your kids search for online. You’ll learn more about your kids’ online interests and you’ll know if they’re intentionally seeking out blocked or inappropriate content.
Custom Alerts notify you when kids do something they shouldn’t like visit blocked sites
Lets you keep an eye on your kids even when you’re not at home. Norton™ Online Family automatically sends you email alerts about specific online activities such as when your kid ignores a warning or visits a blocked Web site.
* Not available in all regions or for Mac OS