parental control software

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parental control software

A special browser or filtering program designed to reject websites not suited for children. Such programs may screen pages by word content, site rating or by URL, using an updated database of objectionable sites, or any combination of these techniques. Parental control software is also built into Windows and Mac computers, as well as smartphones and tablets. However, third-party apps are also available that can offer more flexibility. See PICS, ICRA and Internet filtering.


   Cyber Patrol
   Net Nanny

Time Restrictions in Windows
On Windows PCs, parents can set up a separate account for each child and allow or block every hour of the week. When a blocked hour is reached, all access to that account is shut off.

Who Knows More
The kid or the parent? Children often know more about how to configure software than their parents. (Cartoon courtesy of Robert Schelling.)
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Some critical factors that favor the worldwide Parental Control Software Market include the alarming rise in cyberbullying and the boost in the number of pre-teens and teens getting addicted to the internet.
Upon installation, the router automatically grabs the user's browser and opens a page promoting Belkin's parental control software. As you can imagine, but apparently Belkin did not, this caused a customer uproar.
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Both pages guide your purchase of parental control software and how to use it.
You can also use parental control software such as ( KidsWatch , which will restrict their access to inappropriate content.
It's not just a case of uploading parental control software onto a family PC any more to block the millions of sites that you either wouldn't want your child to see or only allow them limited access to.
Parents must use parental control software that takes into consideration the sad realities social networks and chat networks help make possible when it comes to child safety.
As you're not very IT-savvy, you'll have to accept what sites Parental Control software providers consider unsuitable.
Worldwide Computer Products News-7 January 2009-Contentbarrier X5 parental control software introduced by Intego(C)1995-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD
Parental control software should be set to block children accessing peer-to-peer (P2P) sites and adult content or install software such as Net Nanny, making sure an adult is the administrator.

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