How's this for irony: while it's the parent's job to protect their children, it's the kids who know more about where they're spending most of their time: on the Internet.
Understandably, many parents feel helpless because of this "digital divide." But common sense and smart software can help protect the ones you love.
The following are a few tips to get you started.
Location, location, location: Rather than placing an Internet-connected computer in a child's room, keep it in a central location in the home, such as a kitchen, family room or any other highly-trafficked area. Kids can feel independent while surfing online but not be "alone." Yes, kids might be online via smartphones and tablets, too, but you can restrict certain areas of the browser in the Settings area, secured by a password, if you're concerned.
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