How Net Nanny Created the Parental Control Software Category
The original version of Net Nanny was released in 1995 creating the very first parent controlled Internet filter. It was developed and created after Gordon Ross viewed a sting operation on a pedophile soliciting a child in a chat room. Ross saw a need that society would require an internet protecting service in the new digital age. Designed so parent's could take control of what information was received and sent from digital devices. Deliberately created to keep families and individuals relatively safe when surfing the Internet, but at same time allowing parents the ability to customize settings so children can still be exposed to the tremendous educational and entertainment opportunities available in this digital age. Net Nanny has been downloaded by over one million parents to keep their families safe online.