With more kids surfing the Web exposed to pornography, predators and cyberbullying, parents are looking for secure ways to manage their child’s online activity. Dolphin Secure, a new security product uses biometric technology to monitor and protect children online, according to a Miami Herald article. The product combines a social network with a biometric scanner, scanning fingerprints instead of entering a traditional password.
Parents set up custom restrictions for sites. For example, Wikipedia or Google are among the defaulted sites not allowed, and while parents have the option to add them.
In addition an online networking community open only to children who use the Dolphin Secure system, Dolphin Surf, allows children to chat with other kids in the same age group. Parents can set these age limits and monitor the conversations.
In an even greater effort to combat online predators, Coral Gables is considering entering the fingerprints of sexual predators into the system so they would be denied access if they swiped their finger to use the site.
An annual membership cost for Dolphin secure runs at $59.95, with a fingerprint scanner cost of $15.
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