What Is Parental Control?
Parental control is a term that is used to describe the watchful eye that you can have on your
child while they are online when you are not around. These controls allow the parent, who
holds a master account with their internet service provider, to take control over their specific
allowances to the child. For many parents, this allows them some level of protection for when
the child is online. Since more and more children at younger ages are getting online, the need
is growing and very important is this control.
The need for parental controls is high. With many of today’s pedophiles and criminals lurking
online to do their dirty work, your child is at risk. You could just prohibit them from getting onto
the web, but that really is not realistic anymore. The fact is that students use the internet to
research their homework, to talk with their friends and to play educational (or not so
educational) games online. The likelihood of taking this away from them is not high simple
because much of life also revolves around being online. They shop online, they meet people
online, and they need to be able to use it as a tool to aid them in many functions of everyday