Today’s kids have access to more information and more media than ever before, which is both a blessing and a curse for parents. The Internet has opened an incredible door of opportunities for today’s youth:
They can learn about almost any subject they want, find new friends in other parts of the world, or even discover potential career paths as adults. Unfortunately, it also provides them with access to mature and often inappropriate content, including pornography and other websites that may expose them to things they aren’t ready to see.
In this blog post, we will discuss why it is so important to set up parental controls on OurFamilyWizard account.
Why You Should Set Up Parental Controls on OFW
Before we get into the details of how to set up parental controls on OurFamilyWizard, it’s important to cover the reasons for setting these controls up in the first place. The most important reason for setting up parental controls is to protect your child from inappropriate content and potential predators.
If you are worried about your child encountering inappropriate language or content on the Internet, parental controls can help you keep them safe from these dangers. Parental controls can also help you create a safer online environment for your child if they have special needs.
Some children are more at risk than others for encountering dangerous situations online, and parental controls can help prevent your child from coming into contact with these hazards.
Monitor Your Child’s Internet Usage
One of the best reasons to set up parental controls on YourFamilyWizard is so that you can monitor your child’s Internet usage. Monitoring your child’s Internet usage is especially important if they have special needs.
It can be easy to fall into a pattern of ignoring your child’s online activity if you don’t know exactly what they’re doing. If you monitor their Internet usage, you can step in if you notice something that isn’t appropriate for their age group or special needs. You don’t want to be constantly invading your child’s privacy, but it is your responsibility as a parent to make sure they’re safe.
One way that parental controls can help you monitor your child’s Internet usage is by tracking their location when they’re on their device. You can set parental controls to send you notifications whenever your child visits a site that you don’t want them to visit.
Track Their Location and Activities
Another reason to set up parental controls on OurFamilyWizard is so that you can track your child’s location and activities online. This can be especially helpful if you have a child with special needs, as you may need to be aware of their activity at all times to make sure they’re not in danger.
Parental controls can track your child’s location by sending you notifications when they visit specific websites. If you want to know where your child is at any given time, you can also set parental controls to send you their exact location.
This is especially helpful for parents of pre-teens or teens who drive themselves to school and extracurricular activities. If you want to be sure your child is safe, you can track their location and be notified if they’re in an unsafe situation.
Set Time Limits for Usage
Another way to set up parental controls on OurFamilyWizard is to set time limits for your child’s Internet usage. This can be especially helpful if your child has special needs. If your child has special needs, you may want to set a time limit for when they can use their device for the Internet.
This is especially important if your child has an online therapy program. Many online therapies will give your child a “badge” that they earn after they’ve completed a certain number of therapy assignments.
These badges are meant to be a positive reward for all the hard work your child is doing, but they can also be problematic if your child is spending too much time on their device. If you set a time limit for your child’s Internet usage, you can make sure their therapy badges aren’t negatively impacting their other activities.
How to Set Up Parental Controls on OurFamilyWooru Wizard
Now that we’ve discussed all the reasons to set up parental controls, we can get into the nitty-gritty details of how to set up parental controls on OurFamilyWizard. Parental controls can be set up on any family account by following these steps: – Sign in to your OFW account.
Click the “Settings” tab. – Click the “Family Schedule” link. – Click the “Parental Controls” tab. – Click the “Manage” button next to the family you want to set parental controls for.
Limiting Content Based on Ratings
One way you can set up parental controls for your family account is by limiting the content based on its rating. Ratings are assigned to media based on its potential for violence, nudity, sexual content, and other mature themes.
For example, if you want to block a website that has a “mature” rating, you can set up parental controls to block any website with a mature rating. You can do this by clicking the “Ratings” tab and then clicking the “Exclude” button under the “Adult Content” section.
If you want to block websites with certain ratings, you can click the “Exclude” button under the “Violence” or “Nudity” sections instead. You can choose whether you want to block websites with a general “mature” rating or a specific rating, such as “R.”
Limiting Content Based on Exclusionary Words or Phrases
You can also set parental controls on OurFamilyWizard by limiting the content based on exclusionary words or phrases. You may have heard that you can block certain websites based on their URL, but this won’t work for every website.
For example, if you want to block a website with a URL that doesn’t have any inappropriate content, you can block it based on exclusionary words or phrases.
You can do this by clicking the “Exclusionary Words” tab and then clicking the “Add” button. Once you do that, you’ll see a prompt where you can type the words or phrases you want to block for your family account. You can add multiple words or phrases by pressing the “Tab” key on your keyboard.
Limiting Games Based on Ratings and Exclusionary Words or Phrases
One way to set up parental controls on OurFamilyWizard is to limit games based on their rating. You can click the “Ratings” tab to block games with a certain rating. You can also limit games based on exclusionary words or phrases by clicking the “Exclusionary Words” tab.
You can add as many words or phrases as you like, and you can add different words or phrases to each family account you’re managing.
Block Websites Based On Exclusionary Words or Phrases and Ratings
You can also set up parental controls on OurFamilyWizard by blocking websites based on ratings and exclusionary words or phrases. You can do this by clicking the “Combine” tab and setting your parental controls based on both the rating and exclusionary words or phrases.
This will ensure that websites with a specific rating won’t be viewable by your family account regardless of the words or phrases they use. If you’re only interested in blocking websites with a specific rating, you can set parental controls based on just one of the tabs.
Now that you know why you should set up parental controls on OurFamilyWizard, you’re ready to implement these controls to make your family