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Cox Helps Parents Keep Track of their Children's Online Activities

June 21, 2006; 07:56 AM

ATLANTA - Cox Communications announced that it will offer a new parental control functionality that makes it easy to monitor children's online activity with daily web surfing reports. These web history logs show domains or websites that children have visited or attempted access while in the household, and flags which web sites the parents have deemed inappropriate by the customizable filter settings. This new feature will be available to all Cox High Speed Internet customers this summer.

"Children are very technologically savvy and can make it hard for parents to retrace where they've been online," said Steve Gorman, Cox's vice president of marketing & management for Cox High Speed Internet. "But the new web history feature will be one more way parents can stay on top of the web sites accessed by their children."

The web history reports can be created for multiple children and sent via a daily email to one or both parents' account. The web history report lists the pages each child has tried to access and which sites were allowed and/or blocked based on the filtering levels. Cox has offered customizable filtering levels for all children in the household since 2004.

In addition to the daily email, parents will be able to use the Security Suite software to access web history information in a number of formats. For example, web history can be viewed for all users or individual users, for all recorded sessions or specific browser sessions.

The web history report will be the latest tool available for parents as a part of Cox's Security Suite. Today, parents can use the parental control software to set the amount of time that children spend online. Time limits can be set on a per-day basis, such as two hours maximum spent online per day, or for specific times during the day, such as between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. This feature can be used to ensure that parents are home to supervise their children's Internet activity. Cox parental control software is free for all Cox High Speed Internet customers and available at

Cox also offers a wealth of safety information and best practices at Via the "Take Charge!" web site and its partnership with John Walsh, children's advocate and host of America's Most Wanted, Cox is educating consumers on how they can filter the television and Internet content entering their home by using tools and controls that are readily available.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications, a Fortune 500 company and wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc, is a multi-service broadband communications company with more than 6.6 million total customers, including more than 6.2 million basic cable subscribers (these numbers are an approximation as Cox continues to assess the effect of population loss in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina). The nation's third-largest cable television provider, Cox offers analog cable television under the Cox Cable brand as well as advanced digital video service under the Cox Digital Cable brand. Cox provides an array of other communications and entertainment services, including local and long distance telephone under the Cox Digital Telephone brand; high-speed Internet access under the Cox High Speed Internet brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox Business Services. Local cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services are sold under the Cox Media brand. Cox is an investor in programming networks including Discovery Channel. More information about Cox Communications can be accessed on the Internet at

Cox Communications, Atlanta
Media Contact: Stephanie Davis, 404-843-7872, [email protected]



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