Keeping Your Kids Safe Online


Want to protect your kids’ personal information on the Big Bad Web? You’re going to need some help. Fortunately, there are a handful of free tools that work inside their browsers to keep spies, snoops and nosy parkers out. Even better? You can also use them for yourself.

Here are five of the best:

Disconnect Kids
Everyone who lets the kids use an iPad should install this app. It prevents ad networks from leaving tracking cookies that can be used to build profiles of your kids. That alone makes the free download more than worth your time.


But Disconnect Kids also offers the clearest explanation of Internet tracking I’ve ever seen, complete with videos starring hand puppets, robots and lively animation. Most adults could probably learn a thing or two from them. You can also get the same cookie blocking (minus the videos) on your computer by installing a…

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