Kid Savvy PC

Kid Savvy PC 15.0

Virtual desktop for kids with web filtering and parental control
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Kid Savvy PC is a virtual desktop for children which should keep them from destroying your computer. Unfortunately, Kid Savvy PC is not Windows 7 compliant as the developers boast, and tried to destroy my computer all by itself - fortunately a quick reboot restored my desktop to its former glory! Downloading the latest file update for Kid Savvy PC did fix some of the errors, like the minimize button not functioning correctly, but also created a slew of other problems. The virtual desktop functioned normally, but none of the preloaded games or links was available any more, and the administrator section kept giving navigation problems.
The idea behind the program is great: it enables a safe environment for your child on your PC, where you can restrict the programs they can access and the links they can browse on the internet. Unfortunately, the execution is extremely poor. The garish colours are an eyesore and the clunky desktop is anything but intuitive. I would also expect to stay in administrator mode when clicking on that tab and not having to enter my password almost every time I click on a menu button.
Users with other versions of Windows might fare better, but if you are using Windows 7 please steer clear of this program! At least, until the developers really make Kid Savvy PC Windows 7 compliant.

Miranda Gerber
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Review summary

Pros

  • Safe environment for kids to use the computer

Cons

  • Not Windows 7 compliant as stated by developer
  • Clumsy administrator interface
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