Our friends at Protect Young Minds received the following question:
I am concerned by the new feature in most internet browsing programs where a different tab can be used which hides activity (Google Chrome’s Incognito tab and Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate browsing function).
They are designed for people to deliberately hide their activity, and as my children get older I don’t want such an enticing and easy option available for them, or the rest of my family.
Do you know if there is a program I can use, or an app, or some way of getting into the settings to turn these functions off?
This feature is available on all devices and browsing history can easily be hidden. This really shows the importance of a good filter on a device and on the router.
In a previous blog post we explained the filters. Further answers to this Incognito topic can be found on the third party website.