I have three kids and they will be 4, 7 and 10 within the month. I always thought that keeping them safe online would be pretty easy, I sent up a windows 7 tablet with a restricted account, no email and needing to ask permission for any new site or app. But the problem is that if you restrict things too much they are asking to use my wife's laptop or tablet which defeats the object. Then we got a Fire tablet, but I couldn't see how to get web access in kids mode and now it is running as me with a parental control password on. Anyway there is an old laptop I can rebuild for them, but I am wondering what people think about what age you feel it is safe to have an email account (assuming this is hotmail under Microsoft Family)? Likewise, what web filtering do you find works safely, without being so restrictive that they can't do school projects (a lot of homework seems to involve looking things up. I'm now leaning towards being a bit more liberal but doing more monitoring, rather than being restrictive and having them on my wife's account again. Thoughts, ideas, experiences?