As a parent, have you ever thought about websites that are safe for your children? Anyone can post whatever he wants on the internet. In some ways this freedom of publishing any content on the internet is a good. In other cases, it isn't so good, especially when mentally disturbed people post images, videos and articles on the internet that are disturbing and not appropriate for adults or kids to view and read. Luckily, there are plenty of family friendly websites out there that will keep you and your family entertained. It is fairly simple to set up your home computer in such a way that your children will access websites that are only safe.

You should teach your children from the time they're young that the internet is not a safe place and you'll only allow them to visit websites you approve of. When selecting these websites for your children to access, you should visit them yourself to make sure they have content that is based on the values that you're teaching your children at home. Your kids may be more than willing to abide by your rules. However, once they get older and more curious about what they can get into, then they'll look for ways to pull up unsavory websites.

Kids will be kids after all, and you can't rely upon them to willingly stay on family friendly websites that you have selected for them to be visiting. Sometimes when searching through the search engines, they can follow links and end up in bad neighborhoods. Some may not even know how they got there. That's why you need to take an action and make sure your laptop and smartphone is childproof. You can block some websites by setting up filters on the search engines such as Google and yahoo. You can also go into the computer's administrative account and set parental filters on the accounts of your children.

The best bet is to buy and install software that blocks all websites that are not suitable for your children and only leaving websites that are suitable for your children. There are several different types of filtering software available. You can read reviews about them online to help you decide which one to buy. You can buy some of them locally from a shop selling software programs or download them from the internet. It is not difficult to install the software but if you don't know how, then you can tell a friend to help you or take your computer to the shop and have it installed for you.

Never underestimate the abilities of your children. Frequently check the "history" button on your browser to see what websites your kids have been visiting. If your child clears the history after using the computer, then that could be a sign that he has been visiting websites he doesn't want you to know about. You can even leave the computer in a busy room like the sitting room or library so that you can always keep one eye on what your kids are doing. Be upfront about monitoring your child's online activities. Tell him you know what websites he has been visiting and if he does stray off the websites that are safe, then he loses his privileges to use the computer while connected to the internet.

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