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Back to School- Basic Laptop Protection for Teens and Tweens

It’s that time again. The back-to-school season is more than just a busy transition period marked by new classes and purchases of notebooks and ink pens. It’s also one of the biggest tech upgrade cycles of the year, as students buy tablets and laptops for schoolwork and swap out their old phones for the latest […]

Keep your family computer in an open area

If your home computer is in a high-traffic area, you will be able to easily monitor your children’s computer activity. Not only does this accessibility deter a child from doing something she knows she’s not allowed to do, it also gives you the opportunity to intervene if you notice a behavior that could have negative […]

Set child computer safety rules and warn about dangers

Make sure your child knows the boundaries of what they are allowed to do on the computer. These boundaries should be appropriate for the child’s age, knowledge, and maturity, but they may include rules about how long they are allowed to be on the computer, what sites they are allowed to visit, what software programs […]

Use parental controls on services like Netflix and YouTube

Both of these video streaming services allow for password-protected parent controls to limit what children can see. On YouTube in particular, these protections are useful for protecting your kids from the misinformation campaigns and scams that are widespread on the site.

National Missing Children’s Day 2018

May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day in the USA, it’s dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue efforts to reunite missing children with their families. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25, 1983, the first […]

Enable parental controls to limit the content your kids can see

If you are a parent, you might wish to restrict your family’s access to certain apps or sites. All major computing platforms have features allowing you to do so. For example, you can disable specific programs for individual users, monitor a child’s device and/or require your express approval for any purchases.