How can I childproof my computer?

There are several things you can do to childproof your computer that will prevent your child from coming across any potentially damaging or disturbing images online, as well as keeping them away from falling prey to online predators.

  • Install filtering software: There are programs available that you can install onto your computer or laptop that are associated with specific user IDs. This way, you can set certain filters that will block offensive or pornographic websites when your child logs on, but will allow unlimited access to a parent if so desired.
  • Communication: Beyond simply barring your child from viewing offensive material, it’s important to communicate the dangers that online predators pose, and the importance of never giving out personal information that could result in the perpetration of a crime against them.

If you’re interested in installing filtering software, contact your local computer store for more information on pricing and availability.

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