A quick update on my use of Hoopaa.
During the first few days of use I couldn’t work out what was going wrong. I registered, downloaded but kept getting an error about a mismatched password. So I uninstalled, deleted my account and tried again. Still the same error. I checked again my password, tried to reset it but still kept getting an error message.
I sent an email to their support centre. Evidently it wasn’t just me that was having problems. Hoopaa had been overwhelmed with new users and as a result their servers had crashed.
Then a couple of days later I got an email saying that the problem had been corrected.
Ever since then it has been working perfectly. Every day I get an email report of where my kids have been on the internet. I can choose to rate the site. At this stage of life they are perfectly happy for me to set up the sites that they visit. But I am sure there will come a day when I don’t have as much say in what they do but I will still want to keep an eye on them.
Even though Hoopaa says that they only track Internet Explorer browsers it seems to be working when we use Firefox.
I had to laugh the other day when my 5 year old son Toby googled his name. He came up with hundreds of images. He called his mother over and told her to look at all the pages that were written about him