Internet Safety for Families: Resources

APPS & SERVICES:

WebCurfew: "Take Back Control of Your Kids' Internet Use"  www.webcurfew.com

OpenDNS Personal: Protect your home's Wi-Fi network and all of the users who connect to it. Includes web content filters, reports, phishing protection.

Monitor your child's iPhone or Android Phone with a subscription to TeenSafe   www.teensafe.com

ARTICLES & RESOURCES:

Pew Center For Research: 13 Things to Know About Teens & Technology - 7/2014   Click Here To Read

4 Ways to Set Up Parental Controls On Your Home Network    Click Here To Read

Infographic: The Social Life of the App Addicted Teen   Click Here To View

Infographic: The TeenSafe Parenting Guide To Tech Safety   Click Here To View

This is a great article about filtering the internet - the pros and cons with helpful advice.

Each household is unique, so OpenDNS gives you flexibility in blocking Internet content. We divide the Internet’s millions of websites neatly into 56 categories, like “adult,” “games,” “academic fraud” and “social media.” Parents can block entire categories of content, or just choose to block the individual websites that you know are problematic or unsafe for your family. Or, for easier setup, you can choose a filtering level: low, medium or high. The low filtering level blocks just adult content, where the high filtering level blocks adult content, social networking sites, video-sharing sites and more.
— OpenDNS.com

SECURITY:

Click here to read TechDad's tips for creating STRONG and memorable passwords

Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing - Can I Stalk U

What is EXIF data and how do I remove it from my photos? Howtogeek.com