Kid safety on WWW - easier on Windows than Android ?  Considering Laptop or slate at the moment for Santy

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Keeping a 9 year old safe on the www

Is it easier on Windows than Android?  

Whats the best way to control bad web content etc?
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Scott FellDeveloper & EE Moderator
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Either has options. In windows, create their own log in with restrictions.  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12439/microsoft-account-set-content-restrictions-on-windows-10-and-xbox-one

For android, there are apps for this. You can look in the app store for ratings just as I could.

I would go with whatever platform is going to be used. Windows meaning a laptop or desktop vs android meaning phone or tablet.  A chromebook will also have family options too.
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Eds, I may have read your question wrongly.  Given the choice for windows or android for a 9 year old, I would choose android only because it will be a lot less expensive. I know you can find (or could have found black friday deals) on windows but those are typically going to be way under powered and end up giving you trouble.  A decent windows based laptop is going to be in the $600 to $700 range at the minimum. Look for a 9th gen i5 with at least 8 gigs of ram and a 256 ssd drive.  Some of the cheaper deals will be for a 5th, 6th or 7th gen processor and many times not even an i3. You can get an android device for a fraction of the cost.

You can however set up a windows user for a child and require username and password for all users. That will allow you to log in and view whatever content you want and the child's log in will be limited.  https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-kid-friendly-windows-10-pc-child-account

For Android, there are apps to review. I do not have personal experience with these but a good starting point https://www.androidcentral.com/best-ways-lock-down-kids-phone

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