June is Internet Safety Month. Many parents don't know how to keep their kids safe online and they don't know about all the tools available to help them do them. We love the tips and resources shared by the Michigan Child Protection Agency.
One of the things they suggest doing is Enabling Safe Search Mode, which Google, Bing and YouTube all have built-in. Enabling a Safe Search Mode will prevent inappropriate content from appearing on the screen. Check out these steps for making Google searches safer and leave a comment below to enter to win Kirk Cameron's new documentary "Connect: Real Help for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World."
- Visit the Search Settings page at www.google.com/preferences
- In the SafeSearch filters section, check the box next to 'Filter explicit results' to filter sexually explicit video and images from Google Search result pages, as well as results that might link to explicit content.
- Make sure to click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.
- If signed into a Google account, parents can lock the SafeSearch filter so others don’t change it. Simply click on 'Lock SafeSearch.'
Check out these tips on how to make YouTube Safer:
For more encouragement and ideas on how to keep your kids safe, enter to win a copy of Kirk Cameron's movie "Connect: Real Help for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World." Leave a comment on this blog post and you'll be entered to win! We'll select random winners on Friday, June 15!