How to Keep Kids Safe Online #KidsWifi (Giveaway)

As you can probably guess, one of the biggest concerns most parents face these days is how to keep their kids safe online. Obviously, you can’t monitor every minute of your child’s computer time. It’s virtually impossible. Children are online at home, on their phones, at school, at work and at their friends homes. Giving clear guidelines and setting rules are important.  Nobody wants to be watching over their child’s shoulder 24/7. However, the following tips go a long way in helping to ensure kids stay as safe as possible, while perusing the Internet.

How to Keep Kids Safe Online

Password Protection

Instill in your children how important it is to never share their passwords with anyone. This includes their best friends and in some instances even certain relatives. You never know when someone might get angry or jealous and attempt to cause harm in whatever way they can think of.

Location, Location, Location

If possible, it’s wise to keep your family computer in a location where you can easily monitor what your children are up to. It’s no secret that the majority of kids want to surf the Internet in the privacy of their own room. But, it isn’t always a good idea. This is especially true when a child is overly trusting or a bit naive, as many children have a tendency to be.

Log Out Every Time

Teach your kids to log out after every computer session, even if they’re going to get back online fairly quickly. This prevents anyone else from using their e-mail or social media accounts to wreak havoc or simply in a joking manner.

Take Full Advantage of Parental Settings

You’d probably be surprised by the number of parents who don’t realize they have more control over their kid’s online activities than they think. Many Internet service providers include safety features as part of their monthly rate. This includes options to limit features such as instant messaging, chat and e-mail, dependent on the child’s age, time constraints, etc.

Go one step further by taking advantage of the parental control options attached to whatever browser you’re using as well. Keep in mind, however, that this won’t completely guarantee that your children will be safe online, 100% of the time. But, it does make a huge difference.

Privacy Matters

Many children, especially the younger ones, don’t fully realize the consequences of sharing personal information with others. Teach your kids not to share ANY personal information without your permission, not to open e-mail from people they don’t know, not to meet up with anyone  they meet online and not to respond to disturbing messages.

These are just a few things you can do, in effort to keep your kids safe online. One of the best things about all of these options is the fact that they’re easy to put into place and often become part of your routine. Obviously you will need to adjust according to your child’s age. Remember, as the old adage goes… “It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

There is another option as well

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KidsWifi

In two minutes, you can transform the Internet you give your kids. One KidsWifi filters, monitors and controls all your kids online devices, from tablets to computers to game consoles — even devices brought by visiting friends!

When you plug in your KidsWifi, it uses your home Internet connection to create a new Wi-Fi network that is controlled, filtered and monitored the way you want it. Then any wireless device, from computers to tablets to game consoles, can be protected by simply connecting them to your KidsWifi network. Even your kids’ friends can be easily protected!

For $99 you can buy a KidsWifi unit and easily install it in your home. This Canadian company is dedicated to keeping your children safe.

Pick a spot where the kids are online most often in your home. Plug in the unit and follow set up instructions. Create an account then connect your children’s devices. Monitor via your parents’ dashboard. There you can adjust filters, view activity and set limits.

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Everything about your kids’ online access can be monitored and controlled from your phone or any Internet-connected web browser. This means you do not need to be at home to see what is going on.

We all trust our children, but curiosity does take over and many children are looking at things online they should not be. Best of all you can cut off access to the internet at any time (bed time etc)

The nice thing about KidsWifi is that we can continue to monitor our children even if we are not home or in the same room. Settings can be adjusted to fit your families needs and usage.

Order your KidsWifi now and start keeping your family safe online kidswifi.com Use the code GINGERMOMMY for $10.00 off  the price of your device for the next 7 days

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Limit screen time by pausing your KidsWifi, or pausing the Internet for a specific device. Set bedtimes to prevent late-night browsing. All managed from your phone or any other Internet browser.

I am looking forward to monitoring my children’s internet usage and am happy to have this added protection in place. Knowing we have this extra level of protection puts my mind at ease.

 

Use code “hohocanada” for 15% off until January 1, 2017

Giveaway

1 lucky reader USA/Canada is going to win a KidsWifi Device of their own. Fill out the form below for your chance. Good luck!

disclosure-I received the above mentioned product free of charge for my coverage. All opinions are my own

Comments

  1. Wendy hutton says:

    I would love to win this for my niece, she is always worried about the content her kids get into on the internet and the features Ilike are that it filters, monitors and controls your kids devices

  2. This would be perfect for us because the kids spend A LOT of time on their computers and tablets and I want to minimize their time. Also It would keep them safe!

  3. Michelle k says:

    I love that it works on tech brought inot the house as well, so we don’t have to worry about the nephews tablets and things

  4. I think this would be perfect for my family because my kids loves playing games and I get to control how long they are on and to pause their connection for homework or dinner time.

  5. I want to keep my son safe when he is on the iPad so this is a great way to do it.

  6. This would be great for my family because my youngest likes looking at kids stuff on YouTube, and my eldest likes looking at old kids stuff on YouTube, so to have seperate filters set up would be super!

  7. I’m concerned for my 2 grandkids safety and the amount of time they spend on the internet – this would give my daughter a tool to control both,

  8. My kids are more computer savvy than I am. So this would be an added layer of protection on top of parental controls.

  9. It would be great for my little cousins because there are 4 kids in the house, so it’s hard to monitor everything. With Kids Wifi, they can see what websites they’re visiting and control everyone from their phone.

  10. kathy downey says:

    KidsWifi would be good for my family because it filters, monitors and controls the kids devices and that’s so important

  11. This would be so handy in our home, as it would prevent kiddo from seeing something inappropriate online, simply by pressing the wrong link on Youtube (it’s happened to me and it’s not pretty!).

  12. I love that it blocks adult content and filters you tube and google searches, those two are the main ones the kids go to

  13. Caryn Coates says:

    I absolutely love that it blocks adult content and monitors and controls my childrens devices. Makes me feel comfortable knowing they are safe

  14. KidsWiFi sounds like it would be so helpful for my household. From the 3 & 4 year olds who love watching YouTube videos on the iPad to the 11, 13 & 15 year old daughters who have their own devices, this is a must for our home to keep them all safe on the internet. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Rosanne Robinson says:

    KidsWiFi would be perfect for my grandson because he likes to play games on the iPad and it could filter, monitor and we could control the content downloads onto his device.

  16. I really like that it filters, monitors, controls the kids online devices, tablets to computers and their game consoles

  17. Jennifer P. says:

    KidsWifi would be good for my family because one of my children is just starting to use the internet to do a little bit of research for school projects and some questionable material has come up even in her basic searches. I would love this to help control the adult content.

  18. Holly OGorman says:

    I love that this has filters for safety and some online control.

  19. christine murray says:

    I like how I would be in control and be able to monitor and block what is being watched and searched on the internet.

  20. butterflyamyc says:

    I would be great to control what they can do on the internet.

  21. I like that it will block out things that I don’t want my child to see. While we work with him to understand what sites are appropriate, accidents can happen just by clicking so knowing there are filters would give me peace of mind.

  22. This product would be so great for my family because it blocks out all those things that I don’t want my kids to come across on the internet

  23. Anu Chopra says:

    I love how the KidsWifi filters, monitors and controls all the kids online devices, from tablets to computers to game consoles because we need to protect our kids so this would be great for our home! Our kids are on the internet all the time!

  24. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like that it keeps a eye on what they are watching on youtube.

  25. I luv it to censor many things from the internet. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  26. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I have 4 kids that use wifi in different rooms of the house, so I like the filters for safety and some online control.

  27. I think this would be good for our family because I could pause our kids’ Internet connection from my phone!!

  28. This would be great to keep adult content from our son.

  29. marilynnawara says:

    This would be great to have so that I could monitor and limit where my granddaughter can go on the internet when she visits. It’s a good way to keep them safe.

  30. I love the idea of simply pausing their connection! It is super important to monitor and keep kids safe too!

  31. This would be great at our house because I have tweens that are mostly online for school work and with ads proliferating on sites it is always easy to click them and be diverted to unsafe sites.

  32. love the idea of controlling the on line internet time,

  33. What an amazing product and idea! I would love to get one and try it out to promote in my K-5 Technology classroom!

  34. My girls love YouTube and occasionally they come across something they shouldn’t. This would protect them from that.

  35. we have a lot of computers in the household and my 10yr old goes online, this would be a great item to have handy

  36. My sister & bro-in-law can’t be there every second!

  37. We can control internet usage and block harmful sites!

  38. This would be so useful to have in my home! My daughters are 10 and 7 and I know that as much as I try to teach them to use good choices, they still come across posts or videos that are not appropriate. I love this!!

  39. i have 4 young grandkids in my hone so this would be great to have

  40. We are unable to monitor our kids usage as closely as we would like, so sometimes we find out after the fact that they have accessed inappropriate material. This would be great for us so we could have security over what our children are exposed to.

  41. Nicole Jubleew says:

    The Kids Wifi would be perfect for helping us manage how much time the kids spend online.

  42. I love that it would help is monitor my kids better.

  43. Joanne Saunders says:

    Not for me but for my girlfriends grandkids. That way she could feel better about their safety.

  44. Lisa McLain says:

    this would be great to monitor my son on his I pad

  45. Chandra O'Connor says:

    Perfect because kids now do a lot of their homework online so you never know what they might click on

  46. i like how i can monitor and control all their online devices

  47. Elva Roberts says:

    I like this Kids WiFi because it blocks adult content and you can better keep them safe from pornographic sites and other unsuitable sites.You still have to supervise but you will have more peace of mind.

  48. I honestly didn’t know this existed. Even if I don’t win, I”m going to go take a look for it, great security and piece of mind when the younger kids are on their devices.

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