About Forcefield Parental Control
Forcefield.com is the online home of Forcefield, a service for parents which promises to provide them with exactly what they need to make sure their children are protected when doing activities online.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, when the internet originated most families had a single computer that was kept in a family friendly shared area of the home, which made it much easier and more convenient for parents to know when their children were using the internet and what they were doing with it.
Now most children have access to cell phones and tablets, making it incredibly difficult to know exactly when and what their children are doing online. Most parents are worried about how long and how late their children are accessing the internet, but this website also says that nine out of ten children under the age of 12 will accidentally see hardcore pornography while looking for something else online.
Forcefield offers their customers a variety of solutions to the different problems they will encounter online, the first of which is simply providing parents with a streaming activity report which shows all of your kids’ browsing activities from all of their different devices.
They also provide all devices with Safe Search, which automatically blocks out most pornography and other objectionable material and kids’ will not be able to turn that feature off themselves, while the App Sleeper allows parents to remotely turn off access to all apps, games, and social networks with the touch of a button or based on a pre-set schedule.
Finally, the Activity Report shows you every single picture your child posts or shares, which causes your children to think about what they are sending before they send it. In addition they offer their parents access to a full library of hundreds of apps and websites evaluated by their experts for their safety, quality, and value.
Currently this service is running a promotions where the first month of service will be priced at $8.95 per, while every month after that will be priced at $14.95 per month. They also provide a Free Setup Help and Guided Tour with one of their live technicians if you choose it.
Their website says that they offer their customers the first 30 days of service “risk free,” which generally means that any customer who chooses to cancel their service during the first 30 days will be able to receive a refund of that initial fee. Customers who go beyond the first 30 days will no longer be able to take advantage of this policy and will instead be able to cancel their service when they choose without continuing to receive recurring charges.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 323-302-8735 or by email at [email protected]
Forcefield is still a very new option for parental controls and parental monitoring, so it is difficult to find customer reviews of how this service works in the real world versus the promises they make to their customers about how it will perform.
The good news is that this company does provide their customers with an affordable introductory offer so they can try this service for themselves to see how it meets their real needs in their own home, and any customer who is unhappy with the service is welcome to cancel it and request a refund of their initial fees.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many other services available which promise to give parents’ the control they want over their child’s internet usage. Some of these services are only intended for home internet usage, while other services are installed onto the phones and tablets themselves. Customers will want to consider what kinds of protection they want for their child’s usage before they pick the right service for their needs.
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