Research + News | Topic: Web Filters
Feb 26, 2021
YouTube To Launch Parental Control Features For Families With Tweens and Teens
YouTube announced this morning it will soon introduce a new experience designed for teens and tweens who are now too old for the schoolager-focused YouTube Kids app, but who may not be ready to explore all of YouTube. Read the article here.
Sep 23, 2020
Porn Spam On Your Kid’s Google Drive?! 3 Things You Need To Know Now
Do your kids have a Chromebook or a Google account for school or personal use? If so, they also have access to Google Drive.
And that means your kids have a direct and unfiltered path for predators to send them sexually explicit material.
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Aug 20, 2020
Chromebook Safety 101: 5 Easy Tips For A Better School Year
Millions of kids have been issued devices for school this year whether they’re learning at home, in-person or a combination of the two. Read the article here.
Jul 31, 2020
Microsoft Launches New Family Safety App For iOS And Android
Microsoft Family Safety also syncs across Windows, Xbox, and Android, so time limits for games and apps will be synced across multiple devices. Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2020
App Monitors Teens’ Phones So Parents Don’t Have To
Developers say that because the app monitors tens of thousands of teens, it can pick up on trends and understands the way teens communicate. Read the article here.
Oct 16, 2019
Teens Keep Outsmarting Apple’s Features For Limiting Screen Time, And Parents Are Starting To Get Frustrated
Teens keep discovering ways to get around Apple’s Screen Time parental control feature. Read the article here.
Feb 11, 2019
Instagram Rolls Out Sensitivity Screens In The Wake Of Teen Suicide
The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, announced on Tuesday that company is implementing changes that it hopes will stop younger users from being exposed to inappropriate content relating to suicide and self harm. Read the article here.
Sep 24, 2018
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.
Jul 23, 2018
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.
Jul 20, 2018
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.