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The digital age has changed what it means to be a child. There are many things available on the internet that children’s should not see and it’s your responsibility as parent to make sure they didn’t. For this reason, we recommend our readers to use parental controls software to filter and block explicit content and can help you protect your children’s from things that they shouldn’t see online.
We know that, you as a parent, cannot supervise your children’s every moment that they are surfing on the Web on a PC, smartphone or a tablet. That’s where parental control software comes in, with the ability to filter out unwanted content, limit screen times, and in some cases monitor social media interactions.
There are many parental control software available for desktop PC’s and laptops. However, it is pertinent to note that software’s can’t do everything, but it surely can help to make parent’s lives much easier.
There are several parental control apps available for android devices. Following is a list of parental control apps that we believe parent should install in their smartphones.
Apple devices has a built-in parental control feature, dubbed as Restrictions. Apple users can use Restrictions, also known as parental control, to filter and block the content and specific apps on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. We have listed steps to turn on restriction feature on iOS devices.
To turn on the Restriction feature, users will have to navigate to tap setting and select General options
Scroll down and select “Restrictions” and then click on Enable Restriction
Users will then be required to create a passcode. A Restriction passcode is needed to change setting or turn off Restrictions.
It’s pretty obvious none of us wants a kid browsing the internet for school research and stumble across inappropriate content. Yet, many of us don’t use parental control features because of the assumption setting it up will require too much time or it will interfere with the PC’s performance. We have listed few tips in a bid to show our readers how to enable parental control features on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.
Internet Explorer has many areas that offer parental control feature to enable parents to filter and block inappropriate content, offensive language and shady websites. To enable the feature, user has to following steps:
Google has been criticized a lot for not having any built-in parental control in the browser. Many parents have complained that many inappropriate sites on Internet Explorer can be accessed through Google Chrome by tech savvy kids who use Chrome instead.
Similar to Google, Firefox also does not have parental control feature, however, they do allow its users to use extensions called “Fox Filter”. The extension blocks the inappropriate content for free, but other extensions require users to pay a specific amount of fees.
The parental lock feature on Sony TVs enable users to create a four digit passcode which is required every time to access certain content on television. We have listed the step to enable parental control feature on Sony TVs.
Users are first required to turn on their television and press the “Menu” button on their TV remote, which is located in the middle of most Sony TV remotes.
Users will then be required to select the “Parental Lock” feature. To select the feature, use arrow keys on Sony TV remote.
Enter “4357” using the number keypad on the TV remote. This is the master password for Sony TV. This password clears and reset the forgotten password.
Users will now be required to enter a new 4-digit password.
It is worth noting that the process to set up parental lock on other TVs is almost similar.
The online streaming giant, Netflix, offers big chunk of content, but this doesn’t mean that all of its content is appropriate for younger viewers. Therefore, parent may want to set up a parental control feature to prevent their kids from seeing any explicit content. We have listed few steps to help our readers to set up parental control feature.
At first, users will be required to enter account setting by clicking on their profile picture. Then, tap on the option “Your Account”.
From this page, users should see “Parental Controls” link inside the Setting section. Click on “parental control” option and enter the password to get through next step.
Once user enters the password, they’ll be greeted with the following screen.