This page contains a list of tools that can help your family be safer online.
CEOP Browser tools
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) has produced CEOP Browser tools so children can learn to protect themselves online. This allows children to report concerns and learn about other risks online. The tool currently supports Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and a Windows App.https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/oldparents/browser-safety/
Alternatively, you can also report abuse by using the Report Abuse button on the CEOP websitehttps://www.ceop.police.uk/
Google Safe Search
Google Safe Search is usually turned on by default. However you can check this by reading this guide. This also covers Google Images.
Pop up blockers and advertisement blockers
A good pop-up blocker and advertisement blocker can make web browsing safer. Pop-up blockers come as standard with most web browsers (but can be turned off). These blockers stop new windows from opening up unexpectedly. Adblockers can stop advertisements appearing on webpages themsleves as you browse the Internet. Adblock is a popular adblocker.
Set up parental controls with your Internet Service Provider. You can tweak your Internet settings from your Internet Service Provider to filter adult content. This varies depending who you have your contract with. Here is a guide for the main providers in the UK:
Parental controls for online gaming.
You can limit your child’s use of gaming consoles by activating parental controls. You can control how long they play for, prevent them from making purchases and ensure they only access age related content.
There are also guides for older consoles if you search online.
It is possible to block certain websites and apps from being used on your iPhone or iPad. You can control this with a passcode. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304.