Setup: Simple Vs. Time-Consuming
The first thing that must be covered in this Norton Family Online review is the set up procedure. There are quite a few steps involved in this, so a quick summary will help.
To begin protecting the members of your household from online threats, you need to visit the Norton Family website. Once there, you will need to create an account by entering your name, email, and desired password.
As soon as you have set up an account, you will be provided with a step-by-step wizard. The first step required is to finish creating your profile by entering your desired Display Name and selecting an Avatar. Next, you will need to enter your child’s information, including their name, gender, and birth year.
One really quick note that needs to be mentioned is that the household rules will automatically be created for your child depending on his or her birth year. If you want any of the rules changed, you can always log in and make some tweaks. You may think this is an inconvenience, but it definitely saves time. Which would you rather do; tweak rules or create them all? Another important point, you can add additional children by clicking the “Add Child" button.
This is a very simple process to follow, and once you have your entire family set up in the system, you can continue to the next page. This is when you will be required to download the program and install it on each computer in your house. Yes, in order to monitor and protect your children, you must install it on all computers in your house. This is somewhat irritating, but the installation takes under ten minutes to complete; depending on your Internet connection.
The final step is to specify which child logs onto which Windows User. Once this is done, you will be redirected to the website again with further steps.
Overall, the set up is straightforward. It can take quite a bit of time though, and the multiple installs are slightly annoying. For this reason, the “Set Up" portion of this review receives a four out of five rating.