Most parents may have installed virus protection and possibly set the parental controls on the family computer. But what about the iPods, netbooks, mobiles etc? As more and more children of early and pre-teen years are using the internet for school, research or pleasure, you should take seriously the fact that the threat can come from multiple angles.
Fortunately, there are some steps you can take; some are even FREE! By understanding how your children are connecting to the internet you can try and plug as many gaps as possible. The easiest of these access points is your home broadband connection. Usually wireless, you may have many devices using this access. Rather than try to add parental controls to each device, add it to the actual internet connection. Some providers offer this service now as part of their package. If they don't, you can do it yourself; try opendns.org for one, or search Google. You will need to make sure your router is compatible, if not they are in-expensive to purchase.
You can apply this fix to offices as well as homes. The amount of working hours lost to Facebook is increasing all the time. With DNS services you can decide which websites your children or employees are allowed to access, based on keywords, web site types or content.
Contact Nixuss if you would like advice on how to secure your networks.
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