Most parents today can't successfully follow the same parenting methods their parents used to raise them because things are obviously different. On Feb. 6 WHSV reports that there are some really simple ways that you can keep your kids safe while they use the Internet, even on their cell phones.
Many parents are worried about their children using the Internet because of predictors and the many things they can find online that they would prefer their young children not to see. The Haydens, parents from Waynesboro who also work with computers, says that adding filters to your Internet browser is simple. Their home computer has filters similar to a library that will completely block out any search results with words that they have used as targets to weed out undesirable search results. Google has step-by-step instructions that allow parents to set filters for their children's Internet time.
Even the TV is set up now so that parents can sensor the channels their children are allowed to watch and block those that they don't even want showing up while searching for programs.
Ryan Hayden, a technology professional for the Waynesboro Library says that these same sorts of filters can also be put into smartphones so that your children that do have their own cell phones can't search these forbidden terms on their phones, where unlimited Internet access is also available. When you are selecting a phone for your child, be sure to tell your cell phone service provider that the phone is for a child so they can disable certain functions such as incoming/ outgoing picture messaging, GPS locator, and other functions that you do not desire your child to have access to.