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Parental controls: Managing children's wireless usage

Want to know what your kids are texting or purchasing with their cell phones?Many parents have come to the decision that their kids need access to wireless phones - for safety and peace of mind. Luckily, most carriers offer a variety of helpful features that give parents and caregivers a say in what their children see and do with their souped-up phones.

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Parental controls: What are your kids watching?

Wonder what your kids are watching on TV?Many shows on television, whether on broadcast or cable networks, are for adult eyes only. Like with their use of the Internet, there are a variety of different ways you can keep your children from stumbling across explicit or violent content.

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Parental controls: Managing where children are surfing online

Check out where your kids are surfing to onlineThe Internet is a powerful learning tool. It provides a world of information that is instantly available 24/7. However, the wide-ranging and anonymous nature of the Internet brings with it risks—from explicit or inappropriate content to predators lurking in chat rooms and using instant messaging services. Due to the Web’s potential dangers, many service providers offer free tools and software to help restrict certain types of content and features to keep young Web users safe.

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