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Four Tools To Help Keep Kids Safe Online

March 6, 2024

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We know that as parents, your child’s safety is your top priority. That’s why we’re here to help you navigate the ever-evolving world of online activity. With these tools at your disposal, you can ensure that your child’s online experience is both fun and secure.

  1. Web Filters: Adding web filters limits access to specific websites, words, and images ensuring your child only sees appropriate content. (Web Filter for Chrome, OpenDNS)
  2. Content Blocking: You can install software that blocks outgoing content software to prevent your children from sharing personal information online, like via email or social media. ( Freedom, FamiSafe)
  3. Access Control: You can set a schedule for when your children are allowed online, as well as turning on/off internet access for any of the devices in your home with the South Slope Wi-Fi App (available in Apple App Store or Google Play).
  4. Activity Monitoring: Activity monitoring software offers peace of mind by alerting you to your children’s online activity without blocking access. These programs can even record which websites your child has visited or display warning messages when they visit inappropriate sites. (Aura, Bark)

Finally, make sure to have open and honest communication with your child about their online experiences and address any concerns they may have. By actively engaging in your child’s online activity, you can help them develop responsible digital habits and stay safe.

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