If you use NETGEAR Genie, there’s a Parental Controls button in the home page. Clicking that button will lead you to https://netgear.opendns.com, if you already created an account with OpenDNS. NETGEAR Genie will ask you to create an OpenDNS account if you haven’t done so. After you land on the OpenDNS page, it will let […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Some parents voiced concerns that their children spent too much time playing Minecraft. They asked how to block Minecraft at the router. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to block Minecraft at the router, especially in single player mode. Minecraft single player can be played without Internet connection. All that is needed is the player logged […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The pcWRT router provides powerful controls to set time limits for Internet access. As such, some parents find it confusing at first. So in this post, I’ll present some usage scenarios step-by-step. Scenario 1: Set an overall schedule for the Internet Let’s assume that you want the Internet to be available from 7:00am to 11:00pm […]Continue Reading... 28 Comments.
Trust me, if you have young kids at home, you want to turn on SafeSearch for the search engines. No, you don’t have to enter nasty words to get nasty results. Searches with innocent words can bring nasty results to your screens. Try “american video”, “european video”, “latin video”, “asian video” and see for yourselves. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For Windows 8 and above, you do parental control through Windows Live Family Safety, which requires you to have Windows accounts for both the monitoring and monitored. If you are using Windows 7 and want to use Family Safety, you need to install Windows Essentials. How to use Family Safety on Windows 7: Download and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The built-in Windows 7 parental controls tool allows you to do three things: Control when a child can use the computer. Control games by rating, content or title. Allow and block specific programs. Setting it up is pretty straightforward: Launch the Control Panel, click “Set up parental controls for any user”. Click on the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On iPhone, parental controls is called Restrictions. It provides pretty detailed control over apps, features and contents that can be accessed on the phone, protected by a four digit passcode (or would you rather call it PIN?). The following is a step-by-step guide on how to set up parental controls on iPhone. The same procedure […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I assume that you don’t want to block YouTube entirely. You only want to block videos on YouTube that might be inappropriate for children. If that’s the case, read on. Apparently, Google also noticed that some videos might not be appropriate for children, or might be objectionable to some adult viewers too. To filter out […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Parents, if you are paranoid when you hand over a new shining digital gadget to your children, you are not alone. Nowadays, digital artifacts are produced with blinding speed. In 2013, TechCrunch reported that there were more than 250 million registered domains on the Internet. Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
An article on TNW claimed that the cybersecurity industry is a billion dollar scam. Now that’s something new. Something I’ve never thought of. Something sensational. But to call a whole industry scam you have to back your claim with substance. The fact that the security industry exists because of increasing security threats does not make […]Continue Reading... No Comments.