4 Twitter parental controls without over-controlling your kids

Twitter is a social networking platform used by many young people. Like many other platforms, Twitter is still at a very high risk of containing inappropriate content. So, as a smart and modern parent, you need to know 4 Twitter parental controls to better protect your kids online, for their social media safety, but without over-controlling your kids.

4 Twitter parental controls without over-controlling your kids

Limit inappropriate content exposure

After your child opens Twitter on your child’s computer’s browser, you can instruct them through the following steps:

  1. In the left column of the screen, select “More”
  2. Select the “Settings and Privacy” option from the menu.

3. On the next menu, select “Privacy and Safety”.

4. Select “Content you see”

Finally, make sure “Display media that may contain sensitive content” is unchecked to make sure your kids don’t see inappropriate content. You can also instruct your child to manage your child’s list of people your child has blocked, mute, and your child’s list of muted words, in this menu.

We recommending you read this: How to block porn on Twitter.

Hide inappropriate words

The steps are as follows:

  1. In the left column of the screen, select “More”
  2. Select the “Settings and Privacy” option from the menu.
  3. On the next menu, select “Privacy and Safety”.
  4. Select “Mute and Block”
  5. Then select “Muted words”

6. Select Add

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7. Type in keywords that you don’t want your child to see. The example here is the word “sexy”. These hidden words apply to all subjects and can be applied forever.

This feature can be applied to words, phrases, usernames, emojis, and hashtags starting with # up to the maximum number of characters. You can read more about how to use Twitter’s mute words feature.

Use online content filtering tools

Like many social networks that allow users to post images/videos, Twitter also has the risk of inappropriate images and videos such as pornography. You also have to admit that there are no tools that will protect your child 100%.

Twitter’s hiding inappropriate content feature is huge support from Twitter, but it’s not enough to protect your kids from the dangers of what they’ll see on Twitter.

Sử dụng công cụ lọc nội dung onlineSo to make sure your child’s online environment is safer and healthier, you should consider using an online content filtering tool to hide 15 types of harmful content on the Internet, including:

  • Pornography
  • Horrifying content like gore, accidents, ghosts, violence, murder, terrorism, etc.
  • Content about stimulants, addictive substances such as alcohol, beer, marijuana, drugs, etc.
  • Hate Speech – Content with aggressive elements, hurting others

The special thing is that this extension is completely FREE and you will be notified when your child tries to remove it.

Also, this tool helps you maximize your child’s protection, ensuring a healthy online environment for them but without invading their online privacy rights.

Sử dụng công cụ lọc nội dung online cho TwitterHow to do it on a MacBook:

  1. Select Safari in the upper left corner of the screen
  2. Select Safari Extensions
  3. Click on the search box, select CyberPurify
  4. Select Install. Your device will then be automatically protected from 15 types of harmful content on the Internet.

How to do it on Google Chrome:

  1. You click here
  2. Click on the search box, select CyberPurify
  3. Select Install. Your device will then be automatically protected from 15 types of harmful content on the Internet.

Other methods to set up parental controls

Some of the following ways can be a bit over-controlling for your child, so CyberPurify recommends you give your child advice and talk to them. If your child is confident and understands what he’s doing, don’t worry too much. Below are some features that you can refer to:

Report and block

To block a person:

  1. You go to their Twitter account
  2. Tap the “3 dots” button on the top of the screen
  3. Select Block and they will no longer see your child’s account.

To report:

  1. You go to their Twitter account
  2. Tap the “3 dots” button on the top of the screen
  3. Select Report from the same menu and add why you’re reporting them.
Discoverability and contacts
  1. In the left column of the screen, select “More”
  2. Select the “Settings and Privacy” option from the menu.
  3. On the next menu, select “Privacy and Safety”.
  4. Select “Discoverability and contacts”.

Make sure these options are always checked if you don’t want strangers to find your child on the platform using your child’s phone number or email address.

Direct Message (DM)
  1. In the left column of the screen, select “More”
  2. Select the “Settings and Privacy” option from the menu.
  3. On the next menu, select “Privacy and Safety”.
  4. Select “Direct Messages”.

Make sure “Allow message requests from everyone” is unchecked to ensure only the people you follow can send your child direct messages.

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Binh Nguyen
With 14 years of AI experience, I love developing AI products to solve real-life problems. I'm passionate about how CyberPurify’s AI-driven filtering solution can help parents protect their kids from harmful content, while still letting kids experience the positive benefits of the online world.

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