Research + News | Topic: Web Filters

Google’s Parental Control Software Family Link Expands To Teens

Google’s parental control software for mobile devices, Family Link, will now help parents of teenagers, too. Read the article here.

We Have Some Bad News For You About Porn

Internet filtering tools, like parental controls, are largely unsuccessful in preventing young people from watching porn online, according to new research from the Oxford Internet Institute. Read the article here.

Parental Controls Do Not Stop Teens From Seeing Pornogrpahy

New research has found that Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in whether young people had seen explicit sexual content. Read the research here.

Amazon Extends Its Lead In Parental Controls

Amazon, which already has some of the most parent-friendly options for its Fire tablets, added some more improvements. Read the article here.

Schools Try Blocking Social Media

Some school districts are trying to block smartphone access to major social platforms while students are on school grounds. Read the article here.

Google Accounts For Kids: 5 Things To Know About Family Link

Google just lifted the ban on accounts for kids 12 and younger. And with it, a new tool called Family Link is available, which lets parents monitor and control the way their kids use their Android phones and tablets.

Read the article here.

How Do I Police My Teen’s Online Life?

How do we balance the fine line between online monitoring and our teens’ growing independence? Read the article here.

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital behavior in a number of ways, but using technical means like parental controls is less common. Read and access the full PewResearchCenter report here.

Signs That a Teenager is Hooked on Online Porn: Tips for Parents and Teens

Parents can monitor their children’s online activity by using parental control software or checking their browsing history. Read more here.

10 Monsters in Our House: When Online Porn Attacks Our Home

A guest blog post on Covenant Eyes discusses protecting children from online pornography. Read the full post here.