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Review: CleanBrowsing – DNS Content filtering

Review: CleanBrowsing – DNS Content filtering

Deploying an effective parental control solution is hard, in fact it seems to be getting harder as technology in this area does not seem to be progressing to cope with the ever-growing number of internet-connected devices we have in our home. In my house, we have over 25 internet-connected devices. Multiple Amazon fire devices, tablets, phones, games consoles, and PC's. All of which I have to make sure are kid-safe by default. In the case of my Fire TV/sticks, there is no simple solution, as...

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Free content filtering for your kids and family

Free content filtering for your kids and family

I have been on a mission for quite a long time now to find a reliable parental control solution and content filtering solution and created a detailed post on the subject a few years ago. I have tried all kinds of software, most of which has been lacklustre or simply unreliable as it will randomly stop working (Microsoft Family Safety, Bitdefender Parental Controls) or simply doesn't do what it claims and gives you a false sense of security (Qustodio). Avoid iPhones Many parents cannot afford...

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Parents Beware: Playstation4 is not suitable for kids

Parents Beware: Playstation4 is not suitable for kids

A couple of years ago my son Bret was begging for a PS4, based on the premise that most of his friends had or were getting a PS4, so he would be able to play online with them, so I bought him one for Christmas, and it has caused nothing but problems due to the ridiculous dictatorship that Sony imposes and the terrible attitude of Playstation support towards its users. Now don't get me wrong, I am not particularly a Microsoft or an XBOX fanboy either, I could complain all day long about...

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A Parents Guide to Cyberbullying

A Parents Guide to Cyberbullying

An Introduction to Cyberbullying. Digital technology is quickly becoming ubiquitous in our society. The vast majority of individuals now travel with at least one device on their person. This has its advantages, as people can gain access to real time information as well as communicate with social contacts and business associates. It is also useful for day to day activities such as travel times, geolocation and weather information. And this trend is going to continue as new technology continues...

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Qustodio Review

Qustodio Review

  Qustodio seems like a popular choice for many parents due to marketing and the endless amounts of affiliate clickbait reviews.  Read my "honest" Qustodio review to find why you should NOT be using Qustodio for your parental controls. If your kids have multiple devices on different OS's (Apple, Android, Amazon, Windows, Mac, Linux), then parental control can be a real nightmare, as most apps are not available on all platforms.  For desktop security, I was using Microsoft Family Safety...

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Drugging your kids to make them behave is not the solution

Drugging your kids to make them behave is not the solution

Proving once again that medication is not the answer to getting inattentive kids to do well in school, four Fort Worth area public schools are finding success with the LiiNK program. This revolutionary approach to schooling and counteracting ADHD is based on the idea that offering kids more unstructured play can help them focus and do better in the classroom.

It seems silly to label the concept of allowing kids to be kids as “revolutionary,” but we have gotten so far away from letting children enjoy life that the idea is indeed raising a lot of eyebrows. In fact, some teachers in the school districts involved initially resisted the idea because they feared they would be unable to teach the children everything they needed to learn in the amount of time available until they saw the results.  Although this again is another case of common sense not kicking in, since how much of that time do teachers actually spend teaching vs dealing with disruption and bad behaviour.

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Cyber Security: How to protect your kids online

Cyber Security: How to protect your kids online

To be blunt  (no insult intended),  most parents are not very computer literate and as a result are also oblivious the dangers of letting their kids loose on the Internet. This is not specifically because you are parents but simply a statistic based on research that shows that 69% of the population are not very computer literate and 26% cannot use a computer at all. In most cases, your kids are probably more computer literate than you are. But while your kids might be better with...

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