It only takes a minute at a time to safeguard your home, school, and community.
Keeping up with technology and the intrusion of pornography in our lives can seem overwhelming at times. Let us help.
Here are simple things that make a big difference -- and they all only take a minute.
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Communicate with Family Members
- Begin a list of all the media access points in your home--Internet, mobile devices, television, magazines, books, etc.
- Identify which ones need to be filtered or stopped.
- Learn how to safeguard internet enabled devices such as computers, cell phones, game consoles, ipods etc.
- Check your computer history.
- Install a filter on your computers.
- Install monitoring software on your computers.
- Install accountability software on your computers.
- Monitor a child's online behavior.
- Check parental controls on all electronic devices.
- Check out the games your children play online for adult content or other suggestive themes.
- Embed a widget on personal blog or webpage to search video game ratings.
- Read a review of the video or online game your child likes to play.
- Check with a parent of one of your child’s friends to see how they protect their kids online.
- Talk to neighbors about their family rules and how they manage media and Internet access points before your child visits their home.
Safe Media Pledge
- Schedule a time to discuss and sign the Safe Media Pledge with your family.
- Create a family media pledge. Think about guidelines, be honest with what makes your family vulnerable then write down a plan and have each family member sign it.
- Print off the Safe Media Pledge.
- Share the Safe Media Pledge idea with a neighbor or extended family member. Encourage your neighbors to create a Safe Media Pledge in their home.
- Check out the reviews before choosing a movie.
- Be an example to your family when selecting movies you view.
- Cancel mail from companies with offensive content by emailing or calling the Customer Service Contact and explaining why you don’t want their mailings.
- Sign up on the Do Not Contact Registry to protect your child from unsolicited emails that are obscene or harmful to minors.
- Find a book, resource or new website to help in the fight against pornography in your home.
- Watch Ken Foster: Media's Influence on You to find out how media influences our attitudes and behaviors. Understanding gives us an edge on making better decisions.