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Recommended Parental Controls

Chatrandom™ users must be at least 18 years of age to use our site and is not to be used by users under 18 years of age for any reason whatsoever.

We have moderators that will ban users that are clearly below the age requirement of our website but with hundreds of thousands of daily users there is no way to shut down every single instance that happens.  It is ultimately the responsibility of parents to make sure their kids do not have access to these types of websites. Please use one of the parental control products below to block adult websites and help keep your kids safe.

Microsoft Windows
Built in Controls - Microsoft Windows Vista has built in parental controls that are free. To access these controls go to the Start menu and choose "Control Panel" then "User Accounts and Safety". Next click "Set up parental controls for any user". These instructions might change slightly with OS updates. Microsoft has a help site for this feature. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/parental-controls

Other recommended applications:
Parental Control Bar http://www.parentalcontrolbar.org/
Cyber Patrol http://www.cyberpatrol.com/

Mac OS X
Built in Controls - The new "Tiger" Mac OS has built in parental controls. To access these controls go to your Mac OS System Preferences and choose "Accounts". Next click an account and choose "Parental Controls". These instructions may change slightly with Mac OS updates.

Other recommended applications and articles:
SafeEyes http://www.internetsafety.com/safe-eyes/
Macworld "Kid-proof your Mac"
http://www.macworld.com/2005/10/secrets/novworkingmac/index.php