LEARN ABOUT PARENTAL CONTROLS
Parental Controls are safety features that you can use to customize and enable to control and monitor your underage child's experience aross the internet and other digital platforms.
You can find just about anything on the internet these days. Whether you’re researching for an important project or looking for the perfect pair of shoes, a few quick searches can bring endless possibilities. And while the possibilities of the internet are exciting for most, it can be terrifying for a parent. Luckily, many devices and platforms have parental controls you can set, giving you control over what your child can see and do online. Still, with so many devices and browsers to work through, you may be wondering, "How do I set parental controls?".
To help you keep your children safe from inappropriate content, harmful materials, and malicious websites, we've gathered instructions to teach you how to set parental controls on all types of popular devices and platforms. Because our website contains content, information, and materials not suitable for children under our standards, we've put together some key pointers to help you set restricted access to what your children see.
To get the best security out of every device that you use, we recommend you to set strict security locks on all of your devices. Some devices may be already equipped with security lock features.
CREATE SEPERATE ACCOUNTS
Create separate accounts between you and your children or guests. Restrict your admin account from access to settings and other security features that you can control.
Try to give your passwords extra protection with safe and trusted programs that enable password protection for your devices, such as: Biometric and fingerprint scanners.
Give yourself more privacy control over every device that you and your child use. Do not allow your children to have access to admin settings. Make sure to customize your privacy settings frequently to limit your child's chances of accessing restricted websites or harmful websites.
Have more control by hiding or blocking harmful or inappropriate content with Safesearch blurring. Make sure to keep this security setting enabled at all times. By enabling this security feature, it can help to prohibit restricted or harmful content from displaying.
HOW TO SET PARENTAL CONTROL FOR WINDOWS
No matter what your child uses a computer for, there are many reasons to use parental controls. Not only can they help prevent some of the threats children face online, but they can also increase your peace of mind.
1. Open 'Settings' and click 'Accounts'.
2. Select 'Family And Other Users' on the left panel.
3. Choose 'Manage Family Settings Online'.
4. After selecting your child's name or child's account, choose your desired parental control settings. (Keep in mind to set these controls under your admin account, if needed).
Please follow these steps to set parental control for apple mac devices.
Select the Apple icon at the top left corner of your screen.
Click on “System Preferences.”
Select “Screen Time.”
Click on “Continue". Select “Turn On.”
Then, select “Content & Privacy.”
Click “Turn On,” and select your desired settings.
HOW TO SET SAFESEARCH
On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app .
At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial Settings. SafeSearch.
Select Filter, Blur, or Off. At the top right, if you find a Lock , your SafeSearch setting is locked.
PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM HARMFUL CONTENT
Encourage children to talk about their encounters with you. ...
If you see something, say something. ...
Limit screen time altogether. ...
Demonstrate social media security. ...
Enable parental controls. ...
Install software like browser plugins and/or VPNs.