It can happen to any child old enough to be alone online by himself. The Internet is loaded with easy-to-access pornography and other mature content, so you need to have parental controls in place lest he stumble onto something that can harm him, or at least be prepared to have a frank conversation if it happens. If your child stumbles across pornography, remain calm. In many cases, sites pop up accidentally and are difficult to leave, which can be very upsetting for kids. Don’t overreact – you want your kids to feel comfortable turning to you for help and advice when these incidents happen.
Many parents coach kids to click away from explicit material, but the youngest children need help in understanding what’s going on if they are accidentally exposed.
To protect your kids, here are two top filtering programs:
For your home Window or Mac computer, this very popular FREE filtering software is easy to use and customize although you DO need to have a different license for each computer you want to filter.
Designed for devices like the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Android OS-based devices like the Kindle Fire, Mobicip is easy to set up and quickly blocks content either by age or by categories.