Internet Filters Are a Deterrent & Safeguard not an Absolute

We built CleanBrowsing to provide our kids with a set of guard rails while online. Since, the service has grown organically to over 5 billion requests a day, being used by large enterprises, parents, and everything in between. Through this process, we have been intimately familiar with the ongoing debate around the effectiveness of internet…

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Linux is The Best OS for Kids

I am a technologist by trade, so my opinion is a bit biased, but I am a firm believer that Linux is by far the best Operating System (OS) for kids. Now, I’m not saying it’s the easiest, and that you won’t get complaints from your kids that the experience is different, but from a…

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Creating Safe Browsing Experiences At Home

Being technical parents, we sometimes take for granted how complicated it can be for parents to create safe browsing experiences in their home. To help, we’ve prepared a guide designed to help parents think through their approach to blocking online porn in their home network. How Block Online Porn At Home Creating a safe browsing…

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How to Make Netflix Kid Friendly

Platforms like Netflix are closed-platforms. This means that it’s impossible for content filtering services like CleanBrowsing to filter its content. To do this, they would have to do something similar to Google and their Safe Search that would allow a network provider to enforce a “safe search” like experience. Until that’s made available, the best…

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Apple Makes Managing Kids Devices Easier with “Apple for Kids”

One of the most popular mobile platforms, iOS by Apple, has taken a big step forward in placing more emphasis on the tools parents have at their disposal to more easily manage their child devices with the introduction of “Apple for Kids”. Although this feature to manage a family accounts was introduced in iOS 8, many…

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Is Reddit Safe for Kids?

Reddit is an awesome site with great communities and subreddits. However, is it a site that you should allow your kids to visit? In this post we explore that question, and also talk to how a content filter like CleanBrowsing can help you create a safe browsing experience. Porn, Language and Violence Reddit is an…

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How Kids are Bypassing Porn Content Filters

The pervasiveness of the web is such that anyone, regardless of age, is able to gain access to whatever content they please with little, to no, barriers. It is, by design, the benefit that comes with an open web and the coinciding free flow of information. There is a dilemma that exists in which we…

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Startpage.com Is NOT For Children Under 13

Startpage is a privacy oriented search engine. It works by scrapping non-personalised search results of other search engines and displaying it to the visitor. This is done to prevent Search engines from “tracking” your searches. However, this privacy concern is a lie. Startpage displays advertisements by the same search engines in the same page as…

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Safe Image Search for Kids

Image search is an useful way to find content online. Unfortunately, image search can often generate some explicit surprises that young kids are not ready for. Image Search Dangers Searching for images is a fun way to quickly find visual results for what you are looking for. You can easily find maps, equations and graphs…

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