MCC Computers Ballymena advise parents to use parental controls on computers or laptops. The UK Safer Internet Centre offer an easy guide on how to set up Parental Controls offered by your Internet provider.

They say;

“We know that children, particularly younger children, can be bothered by things they see online, and filters can be a helpful tool in reducing the chances of coming across something upsetting. 

Remember that filtering is only part of the solution

No filter or parental controls tool is 100% effective, and many of the risks that young people face online are because of their own and other’s behaviour. It is therefore important to talk to your children about staying safe online with your child and make sure they know that they can turn to you if they get into any difficulty.”

Find out more by clicking here. The UK Safer Internet Centre also offer advice on setting up parental controls on i-pads, smart phones, the Xbox, and other Internet enabled devices. If you have a child in the house be confident that they are safe while on the internet whether it is researching a homework assignment or gaming. MCC Computers Ballymena advise you to use Parental Controls on any computers or laptops.