GetParentalControls.org, which tests Web filters, announced its top picks and some filtering trends.
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Filtering, monitoring and other “parental control” technologies
Facebook’s only one site youth use. This article looks at other sites, virtual worlds and categories of interest to kids – and a new tool for monitoring kids’ use of some of them.
More and more parents are taking away the cellphone, laptop, or Xbox as a disciplinary measure, and sometimes it even works!
A dad writes about his experiences with a smart kid’s workaround, parenting gamers, and Xbox parental controls present and future.
Free PC security help for the first 1,000 families who sign up, but there are more long-term solutions too.
School filtering works better when less restrictive and blended with teaching students how to “take responsibility themselves for using new technologies safely,” said a study by British education watchdog Ofsted I blogged about in February). Educator Tom Whitby and the amazing comments to his blog post, “Deal or No Deal” got me thinking about this [...]
The head of Facebook’s international law enforcement group, Max Kelly, Friday revealed more details than I’ve seen in the news media on how the site detects bad behavior and content, including criminal activity. On the prevention side, The Guardian reports, “Facebook has developed sophisticated algorithms to monitor its users and detect inappropriate and predatory behaviour, [...]
It’s something to think about – no filtering or other “parental control” tools for a wi-fi-enabled device that can go anywhere a kid can go. I’m referring to the iPad at the moment (because it’s so new, there’s no such software available for it), but the wi-fi-enabled mobility part is true of most phones that [...]
Parental-control technology – filtering, monitoring, screen-time controls, etc. – isn’t for all families all the time, but it’s a valuable part of the parenting toolbox, along with values, regular discussion, rules, rewards, repercussions, etc. There is no easy, one-size-fits-all solution in that mix and, since ’97, when I started writing about youth tech, media, and [...]