Microsoft on Wednesday released in beta a Windows Live service meant to give parents control over their children's Web surfing.
OneCare Family Safety available in the United States and formerly known as Family Safety Settings provides Web filtering and activity reports. The service requires a software download from http://ideas.live.com/ .
The filtering feature lets parents chose "allow block or warn" settings for a range of content categories. Unique settings can be applied to each member of the household. Parents can adjust settings anytime from any Internetconnected PC.
Parents can also access activity reports for each family member to stay on top of their children's Web browsing. Microsoft has also made available through the service the American Academy of Pediatrics's recommendations for ageappropriate settings and online activities.