• 5 Google Safety Tools Every Parent should Know about

    Create a safe and secure online experience for your child with these useful tools from Google.
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    It is a fact that the Internet remains one of the most powerful tools for learning that kids have access to. However, their exposure to the web when seeking information for their homework or collaborating online for projects must always be with the parents’ proper guidance. 

    Just as it is important for parents to discuss online safety with their kids, it’s also crucial that parents are aware of the tools they have at their disposal, many of which are free and easy to use. Here are some of them: 

    1. YouTube SafetyMode 

    Turning on SafetyMode in YouTube is easy. Just scroll down to the bottom of any YouTube page and click on the button that says “Safety” at the bottom of the page switch it on. You can also log in with a YouTube account and lock SafetyMode as your default setting on each one of your computer browsers. It will filter out videos with mature content or those which have been age-restricted, so that they won’t show up in your child’s video search or on related videos, playlists, shows or films. While no filter is 100% accurate, SafetyMode on YouTube helps identify and hide inappropriate content that you do not want popping up on the family computer. It also helps hide objectionable comments. Learn how to turn on and lock Safety Mode on YouTube.

    2. SafeSearch in Google Search.

    Want to hide explicit images, search results, and videos? Turn on the filter called SafeSearch. With SafeSearch on, you can feel more confident browsing the web with your family. You can also lock SafeSearch on your computer by logging on to your Google account and changing your settings. 

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