Did you know that parental controls are available for both your Cable services and your Internet connection?  While we know that no system can take the place of monitoring what media your kids consume, parental controls can make it a lot easier.

For Your TV

You’ve probably noticed the little box that flashes at the top of your screen whenever a TV program begins or comes back from commercial.  These rankings, which go from TVY to TVMA, don’t just help you know if a show is appropriate, it also helps your TV know.

Modern TV’s are able to read these ratings and allow you to block programming from your kids’ view.  Parental controls are different for each manufacturer, so it’s best to visit the company’s website for further information.

For Your Internet

There are many options to protect your kids online.  For instance, many browsers allow you to set up parental controls or offer a “safe search” option.  Here are links to protection offered by the big three browsers:

If you use the Windows 7 or 8 operating system, you also have access to parental controls built into the system.  You can find out more by clicking here.    If you would like an easier option with 24/7 support, SecureIT provides parental controls along with virus protection, live support, firewalls, and much more for a low monthly price.  All of these programs help to ensure that children don’t see pornographic or mature content.  Though, no filter is perfect and it’s always advisable to keep an eye on your kids’ history and online activity.

Keeping kids safe online is a big job and we are glad that we can help provide tools to make it easier.  If you would like to know more about SecureIT’s parental controls with 24/7 service, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.

 

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