Information For Parents

Chatrandom™ is an webcam chat service that is intended to be used by persons over the age of 18 only. While we attempt to restrict usage of our service by children under the age of 18 using community moderation and user banning when we encounter underage users that have been flagged by other users. Our terms clearly state the age requirement being 18 years of age to use the website, we still highly recommend that parents take steps to limit their children’s access this and other adult websites.

Below is a list of recommended parental controls to block adult content and websites and help to keep children safe when using the internet.

 

Microsoft Windows

Users running Microsoft Windows can take advantage of the built in controls on the operating system:

Windows Vista users can access the controls by navigating to the Start menu, selecting “Control Panel”, then “User Accounts and Safety”. From here you will see “Set up parental controls for any user”. Select this option and follow the instructions.

Windows 7 and Windows 10 users can create separate family accounts for each member of the family and set limits and controls on all accounts as well as accessing activity logs and much more.

You can find out more about Windows parental controls here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/parental-controls

 

Windows users can also install third party controls and applications to prevent children accessing adult material and to protect children online. Chatrandom recommends the following applications:

Parental Control Bar – http://www.parentalcontrolbar.org/

Cyber Patrol - http://www.cyberpatrol.com/

 

Mac OS X

Users running Mac OS X can also take advantage of built in parental controls. To access these controls on your Mac computer go to your operating system preferences and select “Accounts”. Once in accounts, click on the account that you wish to limit and choose “Parental Controls”.

You can find out more about Mac OS X parental controls here:

https://support.apple.com/kb/ph18571

 

In addition to the above we recommend the following articles and tips:

SafeEyes - http://www.internetsafety.com/safe-eyes

Macworld “Kid-proof your Mac” - http://www.macworld.com/article/1047312/novworkingmac.html

Camsurf’s Safe Space - http://camsurf.com/safe-space

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