Kids spend an average of 40 hours a month online. It's important for you to know how your kids are spending their time online, so you can provide the same level of parenting as in other areas of their lives. Norton Family gives you insight into where your kids go and what they do online. Keep them safe and teach them good Internet habits:
By default, Norton Family prevents your children from visiting inappropriate Web sites. Norton Family blocks all the websites that belong to the blocked category. If you want to block a website that does not belong to a category, you can add it to the blocked list. You can also block multiple websites.
When you add a website to the specific websites to block, Norton Family creates a blacklisted group of websites. When the child attempts to access any of the websites that belong to the blacklisted group, Norton Family blocks access to the website and notifies you.
According to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), cyberbullying is about using technology to harass or bully someone else. You might think bullying has to be physical intimidation or harassment by postal mail or phone. But some people use computers, cell phones, and PDAs to abuse others through email, instant messaging, web pages, and digital photos.
Cyberbullying can take on many forms. Often, cyberbullies will adopt more than one tactic to harass a child.
Some real life examples are:
Cyberbullying can have serious long-term effects for the person being picked on as well as the person doing the harassment. It's important to teach children that the Internet is not anonymous, and everything posted online leaves a permanent digital footprint, traceable by law enforcement, educational institutions and future employers.
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, 43% of teens were victims of cyberbullying in 2010. But only 11% of teens reported the incidents to their parents.
Comcast offers the latest technology and education to help parents prevent and respond to cyberbullying:
For further information and valuable resources from our partners, please visit our parental controls website.
Xfinity TV offers online Parental Controls you can set up and customize in order to restrict what your children can watch online with the Xfinity TV Go website, TV Everywhere, and on mobile devices with the Xfinity TV Go app.
For the Xfinity TV Go app, follow the instructions below to create a PIN, or login to the app to set up your Parental Controls and your PIN directly in the app by going to Settings and selecting Parental Controls.
You may need to read the COPPA Opt-In Information and select if any of your secondary users are under 13. If you wish to, you can click the skip this form link and you will be taken directly to set up parental controls. If you have secondary users who are under 13, read through the information and click "Continue to Form." Select which secondary users are under 13, enter your Digital Signature and check the box that you agree on the information stated. When you're done, click submit.
These settings apply only to programming on the Xfinity TV Go website, TV Everywhere and Xfinity TV Go app, and are separate from general Internet security, your TV and set-top box settings. Learn more about parental controls for your TV by visiting "Manage Parental Controls" on your cable set-top box.
You need your Parental Control PIN to edit or turn off the Xfinity TV Go website, TV Everywhere and Xfinity TV Go app restrictions. If you forget the one you set up in Step 4 of "Set up Xfinity TV Online Parental Controls," you can have it emailed to you.