Video & Photo Sharing

There are hundreds of photos and video sharing sites available on the Internet,and the most popular sites, such as YouTube and Flickr draw large numbers of children, especially teens.  While these sites all offer a great deal of fun and useful content appropriate for children, some of them also openly host inappropriate content, including pornography.  Unfortunately, parental control options for video and photo sharing sites are often poor.  Most of these sites do not offer any meaningful controls over access to content, and stand-alone Internet parental control products such as Cyber Patrol or Net Nanny typically only offer the same “block everything or allow everything” choices as they do for social networks.    If you are concerned about children accessing these sites, you should purchase either a filtering or monitoring parental control product, depending on if you want to manage these sites by filtering or by monitoring.  

 Parental Controls for Video and Photo Sharing Product Comparison (1 page)

 Full Parental Controls 2010 Product Guide (36 pages)

We Recommend:
Ages up to 7:       Block these sites with a filter and redirect to age- appropriate sites like ZuiTube.com.
Ages 8 to 11:       Block these sites with a filter and redirect to age- appropriate sites like ZuiTube.com.
Ages 10 to 13:     Either block these sites with a filter, monitor user, or use under supervision.
Ages 14 to 17:     Monitor use as appropriate.

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