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 […]

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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 […]

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Avoid phishing emails, fake ‘virus‘ alerts, phony support calls, and other scams

Internet Safety, Internet Scams

One thing I would hate to have to go through is to have any of my accounts hacked and taken over, in particular my Apple ID and Google Account. I cover some links and main points I have taken away which should prevent you falling into the traps. It also helps to setup something like Setting […]

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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 […]

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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

Securing web browsing for your child (Google Chrome)


Desktop

*** UPDATE This document is no longer current, refer to the update from Google: We’re writing to you because you created a Chrome Supervised User in the past. Since we launched Chrome Supervised Users in beta preview over four years ago, Chrome and the way we use computing devices have evolved significantly. We’ve learned a […]

March 4, 2017