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Kaspersky Safe Kids

Devices supported
Operating system
Mac OS X
Windows 10
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Price *
14.99 €
Language of interface
arabic, chinese, czech, danish, dutch, english, estonian, french, german, greek, hungarian, italian, japanese, korean, latvian, lithuanian, norwegian, polish, portuguese, romanian, russian, serbian, spanish, suomi, swedish, taiwanese, turkish, ukrainian, vietnamese
Test date
SIP Bench III, 4th test cycle, Summer 2016

*Prices might change according to the latest company offers


Effectiveness score for users up to 12 year old: 2.0 out of 4 points
Effectiveness score for users 13 years and older: 2.0 out of 4 points


Installation of the tool: The user is guided through the installation by helpful explanations on the webpage. A process bar and timer help the user to estimate the time frame.
Configuration of the tool: The configuration requires the set-up of a user account. The set-up of the individual children’s profiles is well guided and offers help functions. Configuration is possible via the My Kaspersky portal and therefore accessible from anywhere. Each child’s profile can be adjusted individually.
Usage of the tool: The tool offers an alert message featuring a traffic light which makes it easy to understand. The parents receive a notification with additional advice and information on the subject if children try to access blocked or monitored content.

Usability of the installation process: 3.3
Usability of the configuration process: 3.3
Usability of the usage of the product: 2.5

Overall score for usability: 3.0 out of 4 points


The tool makes use of Windows accounts and also offers the possibility to check if any accounts without password-protection exist. Additional advice for parents is offered, for example, how to explain to their children how the tool works and why filtering is important. The tool offers monitoring of web activity individually or via categories, as well as extensive explanations and further information for each category, the option for a safe search, blocking of specific functions and programs, and social media monitoring. Some functions are only available in the premium version or on specific devices.


Access to harmful content throught Google translate.
Overall score for security: 1 out of 4 points


Area of needFunctionalitySpecific issuesAssessment
Management Management of User profiles Create several profiles Yes
Remote Management Manage on various devices Yes
Monitoring Remote access to monitoring Yes
Filtering Customisation Topics Customisation of Filtering Topics Yes
URLs White List Restrict Browsing to White List No
Default White List No
Modification OR Creation Yes
URLs Black List Creation of User's own Black List Yes
Keywords Keywords Default Black List No
Default White List No
Creation of a User's Black List No
Creation of a User's White List No
Time Time Limit Settings Set a specific time frame or web access duration Yes
Blocking Message Type Ask for unblocking by parents No
Redirect to safe resources Yes
Usage Restriction Web Block Access Yes
Monitor Access Yes
Safe search Availability Yes
Social Networks Block Access Yes
Monitor Usage No
Personal data Provision Block No
Streaming Block Access No
Monitor Access No
P2P Block the application Yes
Monitor Downloads No
Skype Block chat Yes
Block video chat Yes
Monitor No
Prevent new Contact No
Windows Life Messenger Block chat No
Block video chat No
Monitor No
Prevent new Contact No
Email Block email client and/or webmail access Yes


Yes / No
I: installation in 3 steps or lessNo
I: choice of installation for beginners or advanced usersYes

C: different degrees of strength for the filteringYes
C: different content criteria for the filteringYes
C: option to transfer filter configurations between target usersNo
C: option to transfer filter configurations between devicesYes
C: overall comprehensible configurationYes
C: overall conformity with user expectationsYes
C: overall easy to learnYes

U: alert message in a child friendly languageYes
U: option to customise the reaction in case of blockingNo
U: overall easily operable and comprehensible reportingYes


The Tool prevents the user from by-passing the filter by:Yes / No
Using the IP address instead of the URLYes
Using an alternative browserYes
Changing time and date settings*Yes
Disabling or uninstalling the software without a password*Yes
Closing the filtering tool trough the Task ManagerYes
Using a proxy instead of a direct connection to the InternetYes
Accessing the web-pages through the Google CacheYes
Reaching a website through translation sitesNo
Renaming a blocked applicationYes
Using Safe ModeYes
Filtering Content personalised by usern/a
Filtering Content evolving through timen/a
Filtering Multimedia contentn/a
Filtering outbound contentn/a

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Innova - Technology Transfer and Valorisation

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