Kid’s these days don’t realize it, but the internet can be a scary place. I wasn’t exposed to the internet until I was a teenager, but children these days are using the internet from the time they are able to move a computer mouse. Even with parental controls in place, this savvy generation of children know how to get around even the strictest programs that parents may have in place.
Now, what if you had a parental control that was fun and interactive. Maybe something that didn’t resemble a parental control, but maybe more of a toy? Well, then you would have one of the latest advances in parental control technology, called The Chatman. Everytime I think of The Chatman that old 90s song, “I’m the Scatman” comes to mind!
Not only does Chatman keep your child safe, it also answers talks, answers questions, plays games, and even helps with homework! There are plenty of add-ons and apps that are available on their site at My Chatman to keep things fun. Chatman works with popular programs such as Facebook and Skype by moving his arms, and eyes. Believe it or not, he even shows emotions, making him similar to a friend!
Don’t let the name fool you. Chatman can be customized to be a boy or girl and even has various moods to choose from. He understands over 15,000 words and even functions as your child’s personal assistant- reminding them to do homework!
So with all this fun, you might be wondering how Chatman keeps your child safe while perusing the internet. Chatman sets off an alert when your child accesses inappropriate content on the internet or engages in inappropriate social behavior. Parents can set guidelines and add content that Chatman should be aware of and receive a report of what your child has done while using the computer. Of course, children can always disconnect Chatman and all benefits would be lost – but they will have so much fun with him that they won’t want to unplug him!
I had my cousin review the Chatman with her 6 year old son, and they both loved it! Her son is not at an age where he truly understands parental control, but he does access the internet regularly. She stated that she feels more secure knowing she can walk out of the computer room while he is playing his games and not have to worry about constantly looking over his shoulder. With all these great benefits of Chatman, it makes me wonder why schools don’t implement Chatman in their computer labs. The children would receive great benefits such as homework help and safety!
Chatman is available at Toys R Us for $75, but for a limited time you can order Chatman for only $49.99! This is special Spring Break pricing and is only available until mid April. I would hurry and order one, because although the pricing is in effect for a few more weeks, supply may be limited! CLICK HERE to order Chatman today!
Disclosure: I received a Chatman for review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.