Other programs can monitor and track online activity.
Also, make sure your kids create a screen name to protect their real identity.
ASK THE EXPERT: QI have been married 10 years and we have four children aged 9, 7, 6 and 4.
Online tools are available that will let you control your kids' access to adult material and help protect them from Internet predators.
No option is going to guarantee that they'll be kept away from 100% of the risks on the Internet.
COPPA requires websites to explain their privacy policies on the site and get parental consent before collecting or using a child's personal information, such as a name, address, phone number, or Social Security number.
The law also prohibits a site from requiring a child to provide more personal information than necessary to play a game or participate in a contest.
They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games.
Kids who are old enough to swipe a screen can have access to the world. For example, an 8-year-old might do an online search for "Lego." But with just one missed keystroke, the word "Legs" is entered instead, and the child may be directed to a slew of websites with a focus on legs — some of which may contain pornographic material.
When I challenged him, he was embarrassed and then defensive saying it was just harmless flirting and that he had not gone over any line.
I still feel really unhappy about what he has done.
Up until this, I thought things were okay in our marriage, though of course we haven’t had much couple time with the demands of four children but this discovery has come as a bolt out of the blue.
It wouldn’t have been as bad if he was just accessing porn, as I know men do this, but the fact that he was talking to other people has really disgusted me.
My husband is a great father and has always been very hands-on with the children who really love him and I don’t want to end up separated.