CIRCLE HOME PLUS is a combined hardware/software approach to parental controls that builds upon the previous CIRCLE WITH DISNEY product that came out in 2015. This new system improves functionality and addresses compatibility issues that the earlier product had with some routers and gateways.
The CIRCLE HOME PLUS system provides the following parental control features:
- Location Services
- Assignment of individual profiles
- Assignment of specific devices to specific profiles
- Usage reporting
- Content filtering
- Bedtime Controls
- Time limits
- Off Time (no internet access)
- And the ability to PAUSE the Internet….remotely!
Let’s take a deeper look at CIRCLE HOME PLUS!
Continue reading Parental Controls Review: Circle Home Plus
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!
Continue reading Apple’s “Ask To Buy”: What Parents Need To Know
- An Apple ID is required for each person you wish to add to “Apple Family” and they must be signed into iCloud and iTunes
- Have an iOS device with iOS 8 or later, or a Mac computer running YOSEMITE or later.
- Android or Windows Phone users cannot be part or an Apple family
Even with the best filters, etc., it is possible that, somehow or somewhere, your child will accidentally hit a porn site.
Sad, but true.
So, WHAT DO YOU DO???
Screaming, panicking, and ranting are not the paths to take. You don’t want to say/scream things like:
- “What they (the people in the movie) are doing is WRONG!“
- “That is NASTY!“
- “Don’t you EVER watch that kind of stuff, ever!”
- “That is so SINFUL!“
Fortunately there is a good, systematic approach you can take that fosters an understanding of God’s boundaries and the development of a healthy attitude about God’s design for sex.
Continue reading HELP! My Child Hit A Porn Site! What Do I Do NOW????
Updated for 2024
“We don’t need to install filters, we trust our kids.”
“Our kids wouldn’t be interested in that, and know that it is wrong, so we trust them with their computers in their rooms.”
Those are two common sentiments that I encounter as I do seminars on Internet safety around the country. Sometimes it is voiced by a seminar attendee. Sometimes by the person on the plane next to me.
I understand their feelings, but I think that they are “trusting” their kids…
in the wrong way!!!
Continue reading So, You Think You Can Trust Your Kids On The Internet?