Links and Resources

Here’s a listing of links and resources I’ve put together. Do you know of another great resource? Let me know!

Computer – Desktop – Laptop parental safety

Windows 8 Parental Controls (Family Safety)

Windows 7 Parental Safety Controls

Windows Live Family Safety

Windows Vista Parental Controls

Windows XP Parental Controls (not as comprehensive)

MAC Parental Controls

Configuring Parental Controls on MAC – Mountain Lion

iPod, iPad and iPhone Restrictions

Enable restrictions and Parental Controls on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch

Restrict YouTube and Safari – step-by-step instructions with screenshots

Restrict In-app purchases and restrict apps by content rating.

Kid Safe Browsers - disable Safari browser then install a kid-safe web browser.  Choose from AVG Family Safety, K9, McGruff, MobSafety Ranger, Mobicip, SafeEyes.

iTunes Parental Controls

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

Xbox Parental Controls

Xbox Live online safety and privacy

Nintendo DS Parental Controls

Playstation Parental Controls

Home Internet Security

OpenDNS – Set parental controls and filtering directly on your wireless router

General Family Internet and Media Safety 

Family Media Agreements

Google Family Safety Center

Yahoo! Safely

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

Common Sense Media - Reviews, advice and resources helping families navigate the current media and technology landscape.

OnGuard Online – The U.S.  federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.

Internet Safety Tips from Compliance and Safety – a comprehensive resource

Social Network and Information Safety information for Parents blog

Technology for Moms blog

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