As soon as kids learn to use the internet, they come across Google search. All kids love Google and they use it to search for a variety of stuff. They use it for their school assignments, funny cat videos, or anything else that may spring up in their curious mind. The chances that your kid stumble upon inappropriate content is so high that parents seriously need to take action. Family safety on the internet might be compromised if you let your kids free to use internet however they want. There are a few options for google parental control that I will go through them in this article.
Fortunately, Google has some parental control options that you can enable to enhance their safety on the internet. These options will help you to prevent your kids from ending up on the wrong side of the track.
SafeSearch – Google parental control
Google SafeSearch is a solution for parents to monitor and filter Google search results. It is mainly designed to target sexually explicit material (images and videos) and not violent content. your kids may accidentally end up in a web page with adult content or they may intentionally search for them. Either way, it is must to prevent this from happening. Google SafeSearch allows parents to add a layer of security to google.
How to enable SafeSearch
In order to enable SafeSearch, visit Google preferences on your browser. From the “Search Settings” preferences page, check box which says “Filter explicit results”. now you need to lock this feature so that your child won’t be able to disable it. to lock SafeSearch, click the “Lock SafeSearch” link. In order to lock SafeSearch, you need to log in to your google account if you haven’t already done that.
Remember if there are more than one browsers on the device that your child uses, you need to enable SafeSearch on all of them. Also, if your child has a Google account of their own, you need to enable SafeSearch from within that account.
Best Google Parental control app
Google SafeSearch is good way to enhance kids’ online safety but it is not perfect. If you are worried about your kids’ exposure to adult content, the solution is parental control application. One of the most professional parental control apps is known to be Underspy. This application allows you to monitor every single URL visited by your kid and even block inappropriate websites. In fact, monitoring visited websites is only one feature of Underspy. you can use underspy to: