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Clark Howard: Adult content

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Updated: 7/29/2013 9:02 am

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A survey found that kids as young as 6 years old may have been exposed to adult material on the Internet.

Consumer Advisor Clark Howard says there are still ways to protect children from adult content even though there are now more devices with Internet access.

Do you know what your kids are doing on their gadgets? On their iPads, tablets, on cellphones? You know what they're doing on computers. Well, it was easier when we were only talking about computers.

We've had a longstanding rule in our house that our kids can only surf on a computer in our presence. They can't take a computer off to their bedrooms. Well, what do you do about tablets? You can do the same exact thing.

You set those rules that you be in eyesight of what your kids are doing, because a new study finds that kids even as young as six are ending up at very inappropriate content sometime adult sites and doing it right under their parents noses.

So you've got to know what's going on. For the smartphones, especially for the pre-teens into teens, you need to use apps to restrict what they're doing on those phones.

What you don't know could hurt them. I've got a guide on steps on how to protect your kids on Clarkhoward.com.

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