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Think about employing parental controls for child safety

You may be able to set some parental controls within your browser. For example, Internet Explorer allows you to restrict or allow certain websites to be viewed on your computer, and you can protect these settings with a password. There are other resources you can use to control and/or monitor your child’s online activity. Some […]

Prevent Cyberbullying – limit your personal information

Restricting the number of people who have access to contact information or details about interests, habits, or employment lessens exposure to bullies that you or your child do not know. This may limit the risk of becoming a target and may make it easier to identify the bully if you or your children are harassed. […]

Keeping Kids Safe on Social Sites

Kids are especially vulnerable to the threats that social networking sites present. Although many of these sites have age restrictions, children may misrepresent their ages so that they can join. By teaching children about Internet safety, being aware of their online habits, and guiding them to appropriate sites, parents can make sure that the children […]

What can you do about a Cyberbully

Do not react to the bully. If your child is targeted by a cyberbully, keep a cool head. Remind your child that most people understand bullying is wrong. Let your child know they should not respond in kind. In its place, urge them to work with you to save the evidence and talk to you […]

Control what websites kids can view

You might want to keep some websites off-limits to your kids, and there are multiple ways of doing so. Parental control software provides advanced, customizable oversight of what websites are allowed on a device. At the same time, there are permissions like the ones within Apple iOS that let you quickly limit the domains that […]

Set spending limits on your family Xbox

Impulsive, secretive purchases can really add up on the newest Xbox models, the Series S and X. Yet with precise spending caps, you’ll prevent unauthorized spending on your Microsoft account. On the other hand, you can place up to $1,000 into a spending pot, removing the need for direct card payments entirely. Set up Xbox […]