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NEW: Knights’ Quest Ministries Social Media App Quick Reference Guide 2019 is available for download!

Click the link to the left to download!

We’ve created a new Quick Reference Guide for social media apps. It provides a quick description and assessment of risk for children for roughly 40 popular social media apps used by children. Obviously it does not include every app!

Social Media App Quick Reference Fall […]

Apple’s “Ask To Buy”: What Parents Need To Know

Controlling what apps your child uses is an important part of modern parenting. For those families where both parents and kids are using Apple mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, & iPod) Apple has provided a feature called “Ask to Buy”!

Let us take a look at this very useful feature!

Remember:

An Apple ID is […]

Sorry, TUMBLR Still Has Porn….

In late 2018 TUMBLR made the news by saying that it was going to remove all adult content, including images/videos with nudity or explicit sex, from the entire site. It seems that a significant number of the micro-blogs that TUMBLR facilitated contained adult material and there were no practical methods to restrict access. […]

Parental Controls Review: NETGEAR + Circle with Disney

NETGEAR + CIRCLE WITH DISNEY is an outstanding suite of parental control tools for parents who want to protect their children online, at home, or on the go! Previously, Knights’ Quest has primarily recommended using OpenDNS and built-in parental controls like Apple’s SCREEN TIME feature.

The problems were:

Not all devices had adequate, […]

VPNFilter Malware: What Parents Need To Know

This past weekend the FBI issued a warning about a new malware (MALicious softWARE) called VPNFilter that is infecting routers and which creates the VPNFilter botnet. Here is a link to the FBI news release:

https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180525.aspx

The FBI’s recommendation was for everyone to “reboot” their routers to temporarily disrupt this threat. Well, since […]

VIRTUAL REALITY (VR): What Parents Need To Know

Virtual Reality, or VR, continues to grow in popularity while the hardware becomes more readily available…and affordable!

Consumer VR comes to the home through a specialized headset (which is connected with a computer, game console, or smart phone) that places the user in a digital world. Professionals are using it in engineering, medicine, and within […]

Back-To-School Tech Safety 2017: Part II

It’s the first day of school and all the parents are celebrating!

Teachers? Well, maybe a little.

The kids? Not so much…

The new school year brings a lot of new gadgets into play and parents need to understand that the new capabilities these devices bring also include new dangers.

Let’s take a look at […]

Child Grooming & Kidnapping: A Father’s True Story!

It is amazing, and horrifying, the degree of psychological control that an online predator can wield over a young person. The process of implementing this control is called “grooming”, and I have found no better example of what it does to a child, and a family, than the article below.

The article was originally published […]

Back-To-School Tech Safety 2017: Part I

YEA! Summer’s over and the School Year is about to begin! It’s time to hit those sales, pay those band bills, and cart the kids to pre-season practices!

It’s also a good time to get the household ready, technology-wise, to be a safer and more secure environment for our families. There are a lots of […]

WARNING: The Blue Whale Game!

There is a dangerous game being widely reported on the Internet that parents need to be aware of: The Blue Whale Game.

The Blue Whale Game is a sick suicide challenge that appears to goad vulnerable teens into killing themselves. This game, allegedly invented by Russian Phillip Budeikin, 22, came to the attention of the […]