Parental Guidelines

There are many companies dedicated to helping you ensure the safety of your family and protecting your children not only from accessing the material but being targeted by sexual predators.

Important Guidelines:

  1. Install and use parent control software on all computers
  2. Know what sites your children frequent and monitor their online activity
  3. Foster communication with your children so they understand the potential dangers they may be exposed to online.
There are many resources that parents can access to learn more about protecting their family from illegal materials. Below is a list of informative resource links:

  • Windows Parental Control Software - Windows offers parental controls as a standard feature. (click to view)
  • Apple Parental Control Software - OSX also offers parental controls as a standard feature. (click to view)
  • Parental Control Toolbar - The ParentalControl Bar is a free public service that helps concerned parents prevent their children from accessing adult-oriented websites. (click to view)
  • Ins@fe - Online safety - information for parents and carers. (click to view)
  • ConnectSafely - A site where parents, teens and others can talk about safety on the social web. The site has tips for teens and parents, as well as other resources for safe blogging and social networking. (click to view)
  • The NetSmartz Workshop - is an interactive, educational safety resource for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, and educators to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet. (click to view)
  • - How children use the Internet and how to help them have a safer and more enjoyable surfing experience. (click to view)
  • XXX Aware - The UK initiative aimed at addressing the issue of child protection from age-restricted material on internet enabled devices. (click to view)
  • Visikid - Monitor your child's activities online for free with the Visikid basic version. (click to view)