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

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