Keeping your child safe online can sometimes be a daunting prospect – but there are lots of tools & sources available that can help!
Parents & carers actually need to take an active interest in the children’s online & social media lives. We all as parents have a responsibility to look after and educate ourselves and our children.
Charities such as Internet Matters, Vodafone Digital Parenting and the NSPCC as an example have great tips, ways and means so that you can stay a head when it comes to you children’s safety online.
There are so many ways to prevent children accessing inappropriate content online, it’s little wonder we sometimes get confused about what to use and when. This is where our tools and settings section comes in. With such an overwhelming number of options available, it’s important to understand what tools and settings can do – and what they can’t.
Parental controls allow you to manage your family’s use of online services and devices. Mobile phone operators offer similar parental controls for handheld devices as internet service providers do for software on laptops, PCs and Macs.
Filters include services like Safe Search on search engines. They do just what they say on the tin – restrict access to specific content. Filters are helpful if you have young children but can restrict useful content like sex education and other health-related information. They only work on classified content and a lot of sites, including reputable ones carry content that isn’t classified so inappropriate content can slip through.
Settings are built into services such as Facebook. They help you control what other people see about you and your children. Finally, one of the most useful tools you can set as a parent is a strong, private, unique password for each app and service your children use. To find out how see Facebook Settings
Source: Vodafone DP