Safe internet browsing for Children

In this days when online threats and scams, phishing all are common incidents, learn how to safeguard online safety of children.

The World Wide Web can be a wonderful source for information and education. From websites full of graphics and violent content, porn content to predators that use the web to prey on introductions. You can restrict them if you follow the below mentioned steps:

Create a Safe and strong Password

It is highly recommended that you set a strong password for your computer and password must includes special characters as well as combination of digits and alphabets. Don't disclose the password to your young children. You can let them work once you give them PC with log in from your account.

Create a children/teenage account without administrative rights and give them the strong password for that. Keep the account under Parental controls Never give them any administrative rights.

  • Click on Start, Control Panel

  • Select User Accounts and Family Safety

  • Click on Users Accounts

  • Create Password for your Account

  • Create a password for your PC

    Install a Children's Browser-Kidzui

    If your children are under 10 years of age, it is good idea to install Kidzui browser for them. The software allows access to only those websites and links that are vetted by the KidZui team.
    Kidzui Browser

    Restrict their access to Adult/Porn websites

    Once your kids get access to the web, they are at risk of accessing adult content. The easiest way to deal with this problem is to use OpenDNS an online tool that is pre-configured to block adult content on your internet connection.

    To use the service, you will have to create an account with OpenDNS. After that you can use its' free' Family Shield, which ensures that your kids are not granted access to inappropriate websites. The filter is always up-to-date, adding new sites 24/7. The only problem with OpenDNS is that it is not entirely kid-proof. Older children might actually figure out ways to circumvent this tool.

    Try to Install K9 software

    For kids who can bypass OpenDNS, you need program like K9 Web protection. Unlike openDNS, which is web-based service, the 'free' K9 has to be installed on your computer. Once install it can be used to control internet access. It blocks harmful web-sites and ads as well as keep log of which URLs were accessed, what sorts of keywords were used to search and what content was blocked.

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    Author: RAGHAVENDRA BADIGER26 Jul 2012 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

    Hi jignesh,
    Nice Article on how to keep kids safe on internet. I usually use Kidzui browser and anti porn software blocking softwares avilable from internet to keep safety from childrens. I also go to through k9 software recommended by you.

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