No amount of 'Good' will come from giving your kids an iPad, tablet,
or 'internet accessible' device without protecting them.Here's some great advice:1) Use a different DNS for
protection at home. I use Family Shield (by OpenDNS). It's easy to add to
most tablets.How: On an iPad go to Settings > Wi-Fi > (tap
your network name) > (tap DNS) > clear all current numbers and add
"184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11" (without quotes) instead. Those numbers
are for Family Shield, but if you like a different DNS it's the same basic
steps.2) Use an internet browser with real protections, like K9 or
something similar. Just search "K9" in the App Store and install it.If you want to disable Safari so the only browser is K9...Go to
Settings > General > Restrictions > (add password if needed) >
turn off SafariUnder Restrictions you'll also want to look
under "Allowed Content" > tap on Apps > uncheck 17+ so kids
can't download an unprotected internet browser. This will also help to
avoid other inappropriate apps.3) Protections aren't perfect.
Parents checking history isn't perfect. Keep devices out in the open, not
Here's some great advice:1. Relax
Anyone who thinks it's time to relax in regards to internet safety is
clueless to the dangers to our children.
Ppccmm - you are spot on. Even the best of kids can get in trouble and parents
need to be wise. Following Bill Shakespeare's advise is like sending young
children to a really fun park alone with a few know predators wandering around.
How foolish would that be?I know it - great advise. Thanks!