How can I help protect my children from inappropriate content on the Internet?
We live in a time of constant access to videos, music, games and all kinds of media. As exciting as this is, it can be stressful for parents. How can you control what your children have access to? How can you be sure they are using technology responsibly?
From Internet parental controls to security apps, Verizon provides parents with tools to help manage their families’ digital media experiences. The controls and tools below show the many options available to parents. Learn what they are and how to use them to protect you and your children from inappropriate content.
Manage your kids’ online and wireless access from one place.
If you subscribe to a Verizon Fios internet plan, that My Fios app Gives you an easy-to-use option to access and control inappropriate internet content, home phone and TV accounts from anywhere. The My Fios app can be used to manage how much time kids spend online and allows you to set daily or weekly time limits on any connected device.
Protect your children from adult content on your TV.
Fios TV Parental Controls go beyond standard TV content rating filters. Using your Fios TV remote control or your My Verizon account, you can set up parental controls that allow you to block inappropriate content by age group, control the display of certain programs and information in the on-screen guide, and even block certain channels or categories. .
Protect your kids’ devices from online threats like hackers, viruses, and identity theft.
Digitally safe1: strengthens your online security and data protection with a variety of tools, including antivirus protection, identity theft protection, identity recovery support, and a secure connection over Wi-Fi that helps keep personal data and online activities private.
Use your device’s built-in filters.
Before handing the device over to your kids, limit the apps, games, and websites they can access from the phone, and block voice search from responding to explicit language. If you have a shared family account, such as Apple’s Family Sharing, you may be able to lock these settings from your device. Search Screen time On iOS devices or Family Link: On Android devices.
Install a parental control app to monitor call and text history and filter content.
Want to block inappropriate content on your kids’ phones? Install Verizon’s Smart Family parental control app on your phone and your child’s phone, and you’ll be able to manage content on your device. Smart Family will notify you if your child checks out an inappropriate site based on the content filters you set.
With Smart Family, you can also track who your kids are talking to, how often and how long they’re using their phone. Create a list of approved contacts and get notified when they add a new person.
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1: Only smartphones are eligible. Select features may be available on tablets and computers. OS restrictions apply: Android 4.4+ and iOS 11+. Digital Secure app download required; sign up for identity theft monitoring through the app. Verizon does not monitor all transactions and cannot protect against all identity theft. The customer must contact the three national credit bureaus to monitor the credit report. Security Advisor does not provide real-time notification of sensitive data exposure; removal of viruses / malware; reducing home network hackers; or data loss management.