How to protect your children from you unrestricted access to dangerous sites like You Tube
step 1- open your anti virus control panel.
step- open Internet control options.
step 3 -open parental control options
step 4- open restricted sites/ blocked sites/ keywords
step 5- type in name of sites you have found that you want blocked IE; you tube, rotten.com, ogreish etc.. look for any sites you can find with dangerous activity
step 6- type in resticted content / key words etc .. for anything related to the choking game/ pass out game/space monkey etc
step 7- password protect parental controls
step 8 – got to www.opendns.com this is a website that allows you to monitor any site your computer goes to from any computer anywhere. set up with a password that only you know.
All of these things above are helpful but the only true way you can protect your kids is to take action on your own to do so. Educate them against the realistic dangers of this activity. Show them the video scroll of all the children who have died from this “game”. Also you need to know that You Tube and video sites like You Tube can be masked by other sites that have these sites embedded within them so it will be very difficult if not impossible to eliminate all ways for them to access these sites. But you can make it as difficult as possible for them to get there and spot check their computers in their presence. Be willing to occasionally violate their privacy! Funerals are much harder to deal with than frustration. Most kids will not volunteer that they have tried any of this type of deadly activity. Most younger participants learn it from older friends and siblings and will believe them when they say it is safe. Please don’t assume your sweet dear angel would never do this. I would have staked my life on the fact my son would never do this..in fact I did..and I lost. Talk to your children about the dangers but educate YOURSELF to the danger signs and then look for them diligently until your children are no longer in your immediate care. Be their parent first then their friend. Tell your children that you are now watching and explain to them why. Have them read our story and watch our segments on the news and the Today show. GO TO YOUR LOCAL SCHOOLS AND DEMAND THAT THEY ADDRESS THIS ISSUE!!!!. Please be diligent so you will not have to face the never ending pain of losing your child.