Keeping your kids safe while on the internet

In today’s world, the internet is more accessible than ever and that isn’t always a good thing.

When it comes to our kids, we want to hang on to their innocence and shield them from evil. As a parent, that’s our job. We wear so many hats that we need all the help we can get. Next time you dread the thought of your child using their tablet, take that time to set parental controls and educate them on the dangers of the internet.

Parental controls allow you to limit the content that your child is viewing, sites they are visiting and things they’re participating in. Many mobile devices now come stock with parental controls. Some cell phone providers even offer parental controls for an extra fee each month. Each model varies but you can always add third party a

pps to bump up the security even more. We advise that you put high privacy settings on your children’s social media accounts. Ask and record their usernames and passwords, and explain to them the importance of safety when on the internet.

Circle Home is a great option for home networking. This hardware piece works with your existing router and allows you to filter content and create time limits. Instead of working with all the devices in your home, Circle communicates directly with your router, minimizing the threat for mistakes. In turn, you need to make sure the Circle is located in the same room or as closely to the router as possible.

As summer is coming to an end we need to think about more “screen” time and how that is affecting our children. Schools are utilizing technology more than ever, including use of computers, laptops and tablets. Of course the easiest and most

fail safe way to insure your child is safe on the internet is to monitor what they are doing and how much time they’re spending online. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, Trox Tech would love to help! We can install the parental controls, devices and even show you how to use them. Call us today at 704-200-9889.

 

 

 

 

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