A collection of internet safety facts, some of these will probably surprise you, some may even shock you. Discover some facts that will help you, your friends, and any children in the home stay safer online.
Understanding home networks, and the devices that make up your own home network. Learn about the role of devices on the network and learn where best to implement web filters and parental controls.
What is a computer network? Learn about networks in general, and more importantly about what a computer network is. Understand how these definitions allow you to understand what the internet actually is. This article gives you enough information to understand what the network in your home might consist of. If you have broadband internet, you have a computer network, even if you didn’t realise it.
A comprehensive review of Family Safety on Windows 8. We test the computer use time restrictions, curfew settings. We examine the choices for web filtering, examine where these impact, and also consider the interaction of Family Safety with Safe Search technologies offered by major search engines. We look at the strengths and weaknesses of Family Safety, and give our opinion on how useful it is in the quest to improve internet safety for children.
Learn about the parental controls provided by Family Safety on Windows 8, how you can use these parental controls to help promote a safer internet experience for children in your care. Understand how to control the games and applications kids and young people can use, limit their computer time to a set allowance, or ensure they are only able to use the computer at pre-defined times. Learn how to block access to specific websites or how to set up an allow list of sites that you would like them to access.
Discover windows family safety, how to obtain and install it onto your windows 7 based computer. Use family safety to promote safer computer and internet use for kids in your care.
Learn how to understand video game rating systems, what the main rating systems in use are, how to interpret them, and where to find further information. These systems are useful if you are concerned about he content in video games, and whether it is appropriate for children in your care. Discover where you can find additional information on individual games that have been rated, and how the level of information the main rating systems provides differs. The article looks at the PEGI (Pan European Game Information) and ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) systems primarily. Understanding the rating systems in use is an essential part of implementing effective parental controls.
Learn how to set up multiple user accounts for children in your care on a windows 8 computer. Understand why this is an important step in using parental controls effectively, and how creating individual user accounts helps you to set up different restrictions for each child that uses the computer. This is also handy if you use a computer for work and want to prevent the kids from filling the machine up with junk games, downloads and so on.
Learn how to create user accounts for each child that wants to use your windows 7 computer. Understand how this allows you to apply better parental controls that are unique to each child. This can be used if you have a young child and a teenager in the house, and allows you to set up different restrictions for each child.
Learn about the parental controls that come as part of windows 7, understand how you can use these to set limits on computer time, programs and applications that children can run, and how to limit access to rated and unrated games. Learn how to configure the controls, what their limitations are and how you can use them effectively.