Pikluk aims to create a “subnet”–a walled-off part of the web–for pre-teens by letting parents filter which websites and email addresses their children can access.

While other products manage either web browsing (Net Nanny and KidRocket) or email (ZooBuh), Pikluk does both. But unlike competitor Children’s Internet, which has a monthly fee and filters sites and email automatically based on a child’s age group, Pikluk downloads for free and requires that parents provide a list of okayed sites and email addresses.

Pikluk’s thousand or so beta-testers have given enthusiastic feedback, the company says. It currently has a Mac version and a Spanish version in the works. The Spanish version is set to be released in the upcoming weeks.

Pikluk is based in Austin, Texas and is currently seeking its first round of funding.



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