Save Your Kids From The Internet! Steps To Creating a Child Safe Internet.
The advent of the Internet, in some respects, made the job of parenting a little harder. We want our children to experience the vast wealth of knowledge available on the Internet and communicate with their friends online (frees up the telephone). Unfortunately, it also potential exposes our children to inappropriate material, obscene pop-up ads, and even sexual predators. In fact, research indicates that 1 in 5 children aged 10 to 17 have received a sexual solicitation over the Internet. This is definitely not something any parent wants to hear, but is forced to face.
A lot of time, effort and money usually winds up going into computer maintenance to clean up the results of kids on the Internet syndrome. And further, all of us seem to know of the my space or online chat horror story of a Mom or Dad somewhere.
We need a little assurance that when our children access the web, they can do so safely. Internet filters are crucial to protect your children. One tool that can assist us in this goal is Internet Parental Control software. There are a lot of parental control software on the market. From basic filtering, blocking of content to all out monitoring.
Internet filtering software is pretty much a must for any household with kids, especially if they go unmonitored. The software is usually easy to install, configure, and customize. If you do have any problems, the software companies always provide support via toll-free or online technical support. This software can do any number of tasks: block pornography, hate sites, questionable chat rooms, and other known dangers of the Internet. You can even configure ContentProtect to block online game and gambling sites, and make it so your children can only install and play computer games with parental ratings that you deem appropriate.
Other features include:
• Integration with Safe Search features in popular search engines
• Reports of your children’s internet activity
• Logs of your child’s chat room and instant messages
• Reports if your child tries to remove or disable protection
• Filters bad content on Peer-to-Peer networks and other areas
• Password protected access for parents
• Customizable restrictions for each family member.
• Automatic software updates at no additional cost.
The various software Internet monitoring software programs no-obligation free trial of the full version. The products usually cost $10 to $50 per computer, meaning installs on only one computer. This is a one time purchase price which will give you unlimited use of the service. You never have to renew a subscription or pay any additional membership fees for use of the program. It seems like a reasonable price for a little parental peace of mind.
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on Aug 12 2011. Filed under Tech Advice.
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