Links and Resources

Here’s a listing of Parental Control links and Resources I’ve put together.

Visit my up-to-date listing of Parental Control Resources on my new website Be Web Smart.

Computer – Desktop – Laptop parental safety

Windows 7 Parental Safety Controls
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/parental-controls

Windows Live Family Safety
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-family-safety

Windows Vista Parental Controls
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Set-up-Parental-Controls

Windows XP Parental Controls (not as comprehensive)
http://www.ehow.com/how_8244052_turn-parental-controls-windows-xp.html

MAC Parental Controls
http://gigaom.com/apple/kid-proofing-a-mac-with-parental-controls/

 

iPod, iPad and iPhone Restrictions

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4213 – set restrictions in general settings on a iPhone or iPod touch

http://www.mobicip.com/ – purchase an app that allows you to use an alternate web browser and choose from levels of restriction (i.e. elementary, middle school, high school)

http://knol.google.com/k/how-to-setup-parental-controls-on-iphone-ipod-touch-os-3-0-edition – summary of previous two links in one location, also includes link to similar instructions for iPad and other iOS versions.

AVG Family Safety app –free app for an alternate web browser on iPod touch, etc.

iTunes Parental Controls
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1904

Safe Searching in Google, Yahoo, Bing and YouTube

Yahoo and Yahoo Mobile

Google and Google Mobile

Bing and Bing Mobile

YouTube Safety Mode

Video Games

Wii Parental Controls
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/ht_settings.jsp?menu=pc

Xbox Parental Controls
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/billing-and-subscriptions/parental-controls/xbox-live-parental-control

Nintendo DS Parental Controls
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/dsi/en_na/settingsParentalControls.jsp

Playstation Parental Controls
http://us.playstation.com/ps3/features/ps_ps3_otherfeatures.html

General Family Internet and Media Safety 

Google Family Safety Center

Yahoo! Safely

Netsmarz.org – Educational resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Common Sense Media

Social Network and Information Safety information for Parents blog

Technology for Moms blog

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