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safety and Parental Controls!
Internet safety for kids
Parents today find it difficult to monitor their children's online studies, gaming buddies, or browser searches. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. Some useful applications and built-in features help with the task of managing and monitoring smartphones, tablets, and game consoles. These usually fall under the title of "Parental Controls".
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We help parents and teachers understand and set
limits on kids' electronic devices.
Parental Controls Breakdown
Parental Controls are features built into almost every internet-capable device such as computers, game consoles, smartphones, and tablets. These features are often utilized when children are not abiding by common sense screen limits such as:
1. Spending hours online gaming and refusing to stop or become angry when asked.
2. Inappropriate amounts of time spent on social media accounts.
3. Easily distracted from online school courses by Youtube videos.
Security features are included or can be added to almost all current WiFi routers. These features can be used to:
1. Protect children from phishing scams and adult web sites.
2. Restrict types of reachable content
3. Monitoring can also be set up for protection against cyberbullying and online predators.
Many experts now agree that fostering balanced uses of social media and gaming is more likely to be successful than strict and uncompromising policies.
We have developed a smart cord for helping parents control game consoles and TVs.
Go to the movies!
Now that you have secured your kids devices with Parental Controls and maybe DNS filtering - let's relax and go to the movies. The best place to find timely and trustworthy information is at "Common Sense Media". They have ratings for almost all types of content, such as books movies, games, and more.