I have been looking into how to make the internet safe for our small schools. Some of you may already be aware of OpenDNS that provides a free/low cost service to stop your child(ren) from accessing unwanted content. Here is the story about hardware solution that works with OpenDNS. There are some other good sources for ways of protecting your children and home. Here is one site call ConnectSafely. If you use Twitter you will want to follow them online as they have regular tips and information to help you keep up with todays technology. Another site for helpful resources is iKeepSafe.
There is a browser you can load on your child’s computer that help keep them safe, too. There is a charge for this option.