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October 29th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Kids And Computers

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Kids And Computers – Keeping Your Kids Safe On The Web

As parents, there is no extent that we will not go to, to make sure that our kids are safe.  After all, they do look to us to guide and protect them.  One thing that we can do to help protect them is to do what we can to make sure that they are safe from any sort of potential danger on the internet.  With proper monitoring and guidance we can do our best to make sure that our kids have a good experience on the web.

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A few things that we can do to try and protect our kids on the internet are:

  • Sit down with them and teach them how to use the internet.
  • Be aware of the websites that they want to visit and use.
  • Consider the location of the family computer and try to keep it in a central location so that you can monitor what they are doing while they are on it.
  • Stress the importance on NOT sharing personal information over the internet, such as their address and any other vital information.
  • And most of all, consider using some sort of internet filter with parental controls such as K9 Web Protection.

K9 Web Protection is a free computer software that we came across when trying to help out a customer who wanted and needed to be able to do things such as block certain websites, set time restrictions so that web access was only available during certain hours, monitor and control web activity with easy to view reports, and password protect specific websites.  And those are only some of the feature that K9 offers, not to mention that their software is compatible with both Mac and PC.

Again, please feel free to contact us with any questions and take the time to pay attention to your kids and their web activity.  There are a number of potential threats out there that they could stumble upon by accident.  Not only are you protecting them but you are protecting yourself and your computer.  Kids don’t always know what they are clicking on when they are on the internet and they could not only put themselves at risk but your computer could get infected with a nasty virus, spyware, or malware, as well.


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