Enable safe searching in Google and restricted viewing with YouTube in a browser


Desktop, Internet Safety, Mobile

With Google changing the direction towards Google for Families and Family Link, there are features that we used when we secure the Chrome browser that are no longer valid for new users. Features that were available are: SafeSearch YouTube Restricted Mode Managing search history Locking the ability to make changes once these settings are made Fortunately SafeSearch and YouTube […]

July 13, 2018

Get notified of scams


Internet Safety, Internet Scams

When you look at the figures of the internet scams alone it is quite staggering the numbers being reported. For 2017 the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is reporting a loss of $81 814 888 in total for all scam types, 152 101 reported cases of which 8.2% resulted in financial loss. I’ve included in the […]

January 3, 2018

Setting up Apple’s Family Sharing


Desktop, Internet Safety, Mobile

One approach I have found very useful when managing my children’s Apple devices is Apple’s Family Sharing. As they say “prevention is better than cure ( an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure)” certainly applies here. I get to decide whether my child will be allowed to install Apps from the Apple […]

October 6, 2017

Getting out of password hell


Internet Safety

One constant pain point for all users, regardless of your technical expertise, is managing the passwords for the vast number of sites you can accumulate over the years. With a family, suddenly this can grow exponentially with every addition of a family member. Throw in the guidelines for password strength of memorised passwords, as recommended […]

June 30, 2017

YouTube Kids


Entertainment, Internet Safety

Unknown to the some, Google has age requirements on Google Accounts which technically prevent children from using most of the Google services. There has been development in the area via Googles Family Link which now supports the creation of Google Accounts for children. One application which can really be a lifesaver for many parents who’s children are currently using […]

April 17, 2017

A parents introduction to Roblox


Games, Internet Safety

ROBLOX is a game development, publishing, and gameplay platform that allows people of all ages to create games and share them with an audience of game players. Every day, virtual explorers come to ROBLOX to create adventures, play games, role play, and learn with their friends in a family-friendly, immersive, 3D environment. In ROBLOX, all […]

March 11, 2017

Children’s safety on the internet


Cyberbullying, Internet Safety

Children’s safety on the internet covers such a broad area and everyones circumstances are different. This article aims to cover the major areas with suggestions on how you can approach children on this topic. Context for children, what is the internet? Before you explain the potential threats using the internet its a good idea to […]

March 4, 2017