If your kids are anything like mine (as in, living in the 21st century, not living on a windmill-powered farm, etc.) they are going to be on the internet for...a fair amount of time! Am I right? We don't want to hold our kids back from the advancements of technology, including the internet, but we want to be good, responsible parents as well! There's plenty of good out there, but just as much bad. It's one thing when our kids want to play "The Ultimate Celebrity Makeover", but when they start looking up "101 Ways to Cheat on Your Test", we know something's gotta go. OK, I may be exaggerating a little, but only a very little.So, how do we give them the freedom to explore, while at the same time setting safe boundaries? Here are two great parental control programs for when your children are on the internet. One allows you to see what they've put up, what their friends are saying, what games they've played, etc. It's called, "Minor Monitor.
"The other one allows you to filter and block whatever you like on the internet--either specific sites, or content. It also enables you to limit time allowed on the internet! It's called, "K9 Web Protection". Both are simple and easy to use--I use the K9 Web Protection with my kids, and although they balked a bit when we first started, they've gotten used to it, and I can go get some fresh air without worrying they might be discovering something that isn't meant to be discovered yet!