Thankfully, virtually every device these days comes with some level of protection to keep kids safer online. You can just type the device name and “parental controls” in your Google search bar to find some sort of tutorial that will help you get started protecting that device.
And just to make things a little bit easier for you, our friends at Covenant Eyes have put together a great collection of videos to walk you through some popular devices and apps that offer restrictions or parental controls. That’s right, no excuses... they are making it easy for us! I’ve put some of these videos below, along with the link to the page on their site that spells everything out for you.
So pour yourself a big cup of coffee and let’s DO THIS. A safer family starts NOW. Happy viewing!
Setting Up Parental Controls on Chromebook
Setting Up Parental Controls on iOS (Apple Products)
Setting Up Parental Controls on XBox One
Setting Up Restricted Mode on YouTube
Setting Up Parental Controls on Netflix
Just Do It!
So there you have it.. a decent jump start on a making a few common devices and apps safer for your family. In addition to these parental controls, we recommend using a wifi/router filter like OpenDNS or Circle. And for the necessary component of accountability (plus additional filtering) on each device — we recommend Covenant Eyes.