When it comes to parental control software, something is not always better than nothing. If your kids won’t actively seek to break out of your content filtering “jail” and won’t try to stay on the Internet throughout the night, then you need nothing more than the free OpenDNS service. Otherwise, you probably need something beyond […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Just two days ago, Yahoo! reported that the second most successful campaign in Indiegogo history was plagued with a lawsuit and questionable claims. That is by no means the only such incident in the crowdfunding game. In 2013, the Kreyos Smartwatch raised $1.5 million with nothing to show for its supporters. Instacube, which raised more […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There was a time when you have one or several computers at home, and the only way to get on the Internet is by using a browser on one of the computers. You would install parental control software on these computers to prevent kids from seeing inappropriate material, or spending too much time “surfing”. Nowadays, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Since the images are coming from the Google domain, some suggest that you block Google image search altogether. But that would be a drastic measure. Fortunately, Google offers “Safe Search”, which effectively filters out objectionable images from their search results. Here’s how to turn it on. Go to Google Search Settings: http://www.google.com/preferences Check “Filter explicit […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There are two ways kids can land on a bad web site. They can either stumble upon one accidentally, or they can intentionally find it. OpenDNS, once configured on your wifi router, works really well for the first case. Bad contents will be blocked as you’d expect. However, in the second case, OpenDNS is pretty […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Quite a few people asked whether pcWRT is a Skydog router alternative. To those who don’t know, the Skydog router is (was) a wireless router that helps managing your home network, including parental control features. It started as a successful Kickstarter campaign, and enjoyed a good reputation on Amazon. The company which made Skydog was […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
First of all, Internet parental control is not about prohibiting Internet use or monitoring your kid’s every move on the Internet. It’s not about showing who’s the boss. To achieve its goal, Internet parental control should facilitate the productive use of the Internet while avoiding the dangers that might be harmful to your children. Tools […]Continue Reading... No Comments.