Parental Control & Safety Of
Even if you've talked to your kids about screen time limits and responsible behaviour
online, it's still very difficult to manage what they do when you're not there. Parental
controls can help you in your efforts to keep your children's Internet experiences safe,
fun, and productive. They work best when used openly and honestly in association
with your children, not as a covert spying method.
Finding out what kind of parental control is best is based entirely on the needs of your
own family. Some families can survive with free and simple browser settings to filter
out inappropriate content. Other families need help reducing screen time, and others
are used to carrying out spot checks on their children's devices.
What is parental control and what is it for?
Parental control is software and tools that allow parents to establish controls over their
children's Internet use. They are a great way to help prevent kids from accessing
inappropriate content online.
In essence, there are three types of parental controls that parents should be aware of:
Network level controls are configured on the hub or router and apply to all devices
connected to that hub or router (which covers your entire home).
Device-level ones are set on the device itself, like a smartphone, and will apply
regardless of how and where the device is connected to the internet.
Application controls are set on the platform or application that is being
used. Examples of this would be the settings applied to Google or YouTube. Verify
that they are configured on each device that your child has access to.
Why is it so important?
Parenting in this digital age is no longer as easy as it was in the past. The rapid
advancement in technology presents new and difficult challenges for parents to keep
up. Protecting your children from the dangers posed by digital technology and the
Internet has become essential.
Fortunately, there are some great and advanced tools available f