Chris Stetkiewicz writes on the Security Tips & Talk blog:
If you’re a parent, guardian, or a caregiver for kids, parental controls can help you control the content that your kids see on the Internet or on their Xbox. You can use parental controls to help support your own house rules and you can even customize them to fit a child’s age or maturity level.
The Family Online Safety Institute recently released the Parents’ Views of Online Safety study (sponsored by Microsoft) that found just over half of all U.S. parents say they’ve used family safety software to limit or monitor their child’s Internet use.
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