Not only am I a techno-geek at in my personal life, I'm also a professional nerd. In my "day job", I work for a global technology company. Both of these points reinforce the fact that I want my children to not only be familiar with using computers and technology, I want them to be comfortable and good at it. I'm a believer that one of the best ways for them to learn is to be able to have hands on access. So, here's a conundrum that many parents these days face: How do you let your children use PCs and the Internet without it becoming too much and without them stumbling across inappropriate material online?
Two of the most prolific and iconic elements of the Internet are Google and YouTube. Unfortunately, it's simple for anyone to enter a seemingly innocuous term and get undesirable results. Well, the good folks at Google have created the Family Safety Center, a resource that guides you through how to alter settings in both Google and YouTube for safer web browsing.
Please take a few minutes and and visit the Family Safety Center to learn how you can add a layer of safety to not only your home PC, but also on your mobile devices! Adjusting your search preferences will help filter out dubious content but it's not 100% foolproof. And, it's no substitute for being mindful of what your kids are doing online.