Parental Control – Its Role and its Importance

Does your computer’s security software have Parental Control features in it? If no, then this blog will tell you why you should have one.

With summer holidays coming to an end, kids will be bombarded with homework and assignments. And if you have Internet in the house, then your kids may have a hard time concentrating on their tasks. Not only this, but in general, kids are constantly exposed to Internet threats like cyber bullying, malware attacks, social media scams, and pedophilic crimes to name a few. So, how can you keep Internet from hampering your kids’ academic progress and their personal life, as well? Parental control could be the answer – one that encompasses good parenting and a reliable Parental Control software, as well.

Parental Control – Its Importance for Kids

In today’s digital era, where a newly found technology ages and gets replaced by a new one within minutes, most kids have access to stuff which their parents could never even have imagined. And one of them is Internet – an ever-expanding and ever-evolving entity. And given the several types of dangers in the online world, it is only imperative for parents to make their kids aware of cyber security, and help them inculcate safe web practises. And that can be done by understanding their interests and intents, effective communication, making the learning process fun rather than a chore, and making use of appropriate tools such as a security software that come with reliable Parental Control features, whose benefits have been discussed below.

Internet Scheduler:
Benefit – helps your kids spend their time constructively, and keeps them from becoming “Internet-addicts”.

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As responsible parents, you must ensure that your kids use their time constructively. With the aid of a Parental Control tool, you can allot a specific time schedule when your kids can access the Internet; for example, you can decide which days they can access the Internet, and for how long. This tool is especially helpful during examinations, and times of heavy assignments and homework.

Website Blocking:
Benefit – shields kids from inappropriate websites.

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You can block access to a particular website using a Parental Control tool, by adding its URL to the list of blocked websites. Along with the website, you can also choose to block its subdomains, as well. For instance, if you block “google.com” and its subdomains too, then access to all URLs containing “google.com” will be denied.

Category Blocking:
Benefit –
blocks websites with inappropriate categories, even if the user is not aware of the URLs.

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If you are not aware of a website’s URL, then the tool also has a list of categories that you can choose to block or unblock. For instance, if you deny the access to an “Adult” category, then all websites containing adult content will be blocked. The tool also provides you with an “Exclude” list. For instance, if you have blocked the “Social” category, but wish to allow access to Facebook, then you can add Facebook’s URL to the “Exclude” list.

Blocking Category With Malicious Content:
Benefit –
reduces risks of malware attack.

From email attachments to myriad websites, malware are hidden everywhere, and it is most unlikely for kids to sense such threats. By denying access to categories like “Spam Sites”, “Hacking and Illegal Software”, etc., you can cut down on the risk of cyber threats.

Blocking All or Specific Users:
Benefit –
Control over Internet activity for multiple users.

If you have set up multiple user accounts on your computer, then you can have different Parental Control settings for every user. For instance, you can choose to put more limitations on Internet access for your younger kid than for your older one.

Quick Heal Total Security comes with improved Parental Control features, that provide extensive protection to your kids from online dangers, on all platforms such as Windows, Mac and now for Android smartphones.

Rajiv Singha

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Rahul Barman
Rahul Barman
7 years ago

nice

Sameer Ranalkar
Sameer Ranalkar
7 years ago

Thank you so much for the blog. It was very helpful. I am 17 year old boy, and still there’s a lot to improve in me and the controlling tool will really help me. Thank you 🙂

akk
akk
7 years ago

excellant article good work done

mrudul
mrudul
7 years ago

how to apply these feature ????

raju bhai
raju bhai
7 years ago

good effort to control kids

Subham roy
Subham roy
7 years ago

my facebook security alart please ?

Prasant kumar kar
Prasant kumar kar
7 years ago

very nice,but we cnt deny all the web sites like {purn}?

Sanjeev Chhabra
Sanjeev Chhabra
7 years ago

Good article. Can you also guide on how we set up these controls?

R DHANANJAY RAO
R DHANANJAY RAO
7 years ago

Very useful as now a days most of the homes have internet access and many parents may not be knowing or just ignoring this type of tools available. It is the need of the day for all those sweet homes with kids and internet connection to exercise better parental control on kids cyber activities and to make them responsible in their internet usage – with this type of control tool on can ensure a better cyber disipline for their children.

Santosh Namugade
Santosh Namugade
7 years ago

Very useful & necessary…!

Amiya Kumar Sahu
Amiya Kumar Sahu
7 years ago

My Computer security alart please?

aman
aman
7 years ago
Reply to  Rajib Singha

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Ankit Kale From Amravati Maharashtra
Ankit Kale From Amravati Maharashtra
7 years ago

its is nice idea, it is important to us….

Hi Rajib,
Hi Rajib,
7 years ago

It is very useful and parent must know this

Thanks for the information

Best Regards,

Prabhu

Prabhu
Prabhu
7 years ago

Hi Rajib,

useful information to parents

Mohan
Mohan
7 years ago

Usefull info. I hv tried and it works. Thank you

Bhavana
Bhavana
7 years ago

Very useful & necessary ……..

Thanks

tutu dash
tutu dash
7 years ago

thank u.Now i am secure my computer.

Raja Sarma
Raja Sarma
7 years ago

yeah its very useful, n its necessary.

Thanks QUICKHEAL.

Rajiv
Rajiv
7 years ago

Very useful & necessary for every parents,

most of the homes have internet access
&
many parents may not be knowing,
or
just ignoring this type of tools available.

Thanks for the information

regards,

Rajiv……

rajlaxmi korpe
rajlaxmi korpe
7 years ago

thank you sir. I did not know any of this stuff.
a strict internet regime can make many positive changes.:)

zahid
zahid
7 years ago

good knowledge

manish
manish
7 years ago

Other antivirus are also provide these feature.
what are your key point thats why i purchase your product.

Regards…….
manish

manisha mhalas
manisha mhalas
7 years ago

Thank u Quickheal. Its very necessary & useful for every parents.

vineet k chhabra
vineet k chhabra
7 years ago

well done good article for parents

Manoj
Manoj
7 years ago

Can I upgrade my existing Quick Heal Anti-virus Pro 13 to include the parental control. What is the additional charge we need to pay.
Please let us know.

sayan chaudhuri
sayan chaudhuri
7 years ago

thanks you a lot, i have to control myself by your virtue…:)

MANOJ
MANOJ
7 years ago

Nice feature n i.e working well i’ve tried

thanks for information. 🙂

Narendra
Narendra
7 years ago

Usefull info. I hv tried and it works.

Thank you

Ritesh kushwaha
Ritesh kushwaha
7 years ago

Please tell me in which version this facility is available….i am using gurdian antivirus 2012……

navneet wadhwa
navneet wadhwa
7 years ago

its good to safe our computer & childrens life too from unwanted websites & viruses.

n.Sampath
n.Sampath
7 years ago

At present I am having Total security. In order to have your Quick Heal Parental control tool whether I have to buy your tool ?

manda kanani
manda kanani
7 years ago

ya this good way to protect form mistake…

Vishnu
Vishnu
7 years ago

good

huzefa s sabir
huzefa s sabir
7 years ago

Hi.. I am using the features from last three years and it is very successful.

Anjan
Anjan
7 years ago

What is real-time protection ? Please explain.

Sushanta.K.Mandal
Sushanta.K.Mandal
7 years ago

useful

Sushanta.K.Mandal
Sushanta.K.Mandal
7 years ago

useful for parents

Gajraj Singh
Gajraj Singh
7 years ago

Great Antivirus & new improved features as well.

Regards

R M Pradhan
R M Pradhan
7 years ago

Nice information. Presently I am using Quick Heal Total Security 2012 and I want to upgrade it to avail this feature (Parental Control). Kindly advise how this can be done.

subhas
subhas
7 years ago

After doing the parental control option, I found the problem: If you search any images of restricted sites… it will still appear.
Generally children search for images.
Is there any solution to block the sexually explicit images?
If any solution from anybody please reply.

Chetan Shah
Chetan Shah
7 years ago

Helpfull to every parent.

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Jazzmine
Jazzmine
7 years ago

The information is very useful. The suggested measures can work only for small children who have access only to internet at home. But it’s still great to know of the latest measures. Thank you!

sunil singh
sunil singh
7 years ago

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Ashok Patel
Ashok Patel
7 years ago

Nice… but please show your Tips “How to Set Up Quick Heal Parental Control Feature?” add setting and password option

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Rahul Haldar (RH)
Rahul Haldar (RH)
7 years ago

Dear Rajib Sir, Parental Control Is Really A Very Useful Tool With Password Protection That Quick Heal Total Security Has With It. But What I Personally Feel Is That, Its Not The Parental Control Or Chat Station That Making The Generation A Bad Minded Human Being, But Its The Porn Site, The Easy One Click Available Of Porn That Is Making The New Generation So Bad And Hence We Can Se What Happening In The Country. Girls And Women Are Being Victimize Sexually Every Now And Then. Yes Porn Was Even Available The Past Days When Internet Was Not There.… Read more »

monu
monu
6 years ago

Rajiv jee kya parental control se website lock kiya rehne par agar google ya koi v site agar khul jaaye to iska information v quick heal deta hai kya.Iska recent website list v batata hai kaun kaun sa website khula tha kya.please bataiye

sreeeee
sreeeee
6 years ago

Dear sir,

Let me know how to connect with social web sites when we are in parent control.

sreeeee
sreeeee
6 years ago

how to disconnect fron parent control

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