Glubble Family Edition is a free parental control suite for the popular Firefox web browser. It aspires to help extend the appeal and adoption of Firefox to families of elementary school age children. This Add-on enables parents to provide a protected, fun and educational web surfing experience for their youngsters based around co-browsing collaboration with their family social circle.
With the Glubble Add-on for Firefox installed, parents and family members collectively decide what their children can see online. Set up is as easy as choosing which "Glubbles" to activate, they are like bubbles of pre-selected areas of the web that family members can freely modify to create a personalized protected web for their young ones based on their own values and culture.
People may install and use the free Glubble service on as many Firefox browsers they choose. Moreover, the software's "Userbar" enables roaming capabilities using a new browser personalization engine from Glaxstar that effectively turns Firefox into a multi-user browser linking family members across live browsing sessions and enabling children to 'ask a helper' for permission to see new sites on-the-fly.
Glubble Family Edition is designed to be flexible and fun for the whole family to use with things like the family wall page where kids can 'wall it' to other family members plus the new Glubbles Library makes it easy for parents to choose which areas of the web they deem suitable for their children, from this point on family members can grow their young childs web by adding sites from any Firefox browser as easily as browsing to a site and clicking the +Add button, while children can ask for new sites from any family helper at any time.
For Children, Glubble dynamically changes Firefox's look and feel when they use it, maximizing their computer monitor area in full screen mode while they freely discover new webpages and sites online within their Glubbles that are editorially tagged to enable them to discover 'similar" age appropriate websites. They can also freely search Google while parents can rest assured that the Glubble add-on alters Google results on-the-fly to only return websites that are within their family approved Glubbles. Its a whole new world of assisted discovery for youngsters and initial reactions from parents are very positive indeed.
If you love Firefox then please help us spread Glubble to as many families with young children possible. Please tell all the Dads, Moms, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, older cousins and siblings you know with a family member of elementary school age that they should get Firefox and check out Glubble for themselves.
· Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*
What's New in This Release:
· Fixed minor UI details in Firefox 3 RC1.
· Added more information to the "Contact us" form.
· Fixed a problem with the uninstall feedback (transparent to end users).