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Protecting My Family From Porn

In Culture, Life Issues, Pornography, Tech by Jeff Stearns

Two hours after installing KidsWiFi it had already blocked my eight-year-old son from seeing a porn site.

Over the years I have searched for an internet filter that would work well to protect my family. Not that long ago, a simple filter on the desktop computer worked well. However, with the addition of tablets, iPods, cell phones and laptops, there just didn’t seem to be a solution that worked well. Research showed youth were seeing porn primarily from mobile devices, and finding a filter to cover everything seemed to be confusing and riddled with holes.

Unlike other solutions, KidsWifi is designed to filter the WiFi for your whole home, regardless of what device people are using.

It was at a screening of the Over 18 documentary that I learned about KidsWifi. Unlike other solutions, KidsWifi is designed to filter the WiFi for your whole home, regardless of what device people are using. In addition, it promised to be simple and easy to set up. I decided to test it and see if it could be the answer.

Set up was easy. Following the instructions, it only took me five to ten minutes. I plugged the unit into an electrical outlet and followed the prompts on the computer.

After a couple of hours, I checked the online parent control panel from my cell phone. I was stunned to see it had already blocked a website. The control panel not only shows a history for your whole home, but also for each device, so I was able to track the user down to my eight-year-old son. With knots in my stomach I asked him what he had been looking at online. Turns out he had been playing Subway Surfer, a free online game I had seen my kids play before. What I didn’t realize was the game included pop-up ads. While most of the ads are harmless, a site with links for porn had managed to sneak in an ad.

My son never saw that ad.

KidsWifi had filtered the ad and blocked it without interrupting the flow of the game. I became a fan of KidsWifi and decided I needed to tell other dads about it.

Not only does KidsWifi filter the internet, but it also allows me to monitor what sites my kids go to, set time limits, and it was easy to use. I can check the parent control panel from any web browser, which means I can see it on my phone from anywhere. I can turn off internet access to a specific device without interrupting the WiFi for everyone else. I can go with the default settings or customize it to block specific sites or social media.

I am definitely a fan of how it keeps my home safe. I would recommend it for anyone.


Order KidsWifi and protect your family today.

About
Jeff Stearns
Jeff has been married to Jacqueline since the last century and they have five amazing children together. He was part of the Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus team for over thirteen years and is now the pastor at Garrison Road Church in Fort Erie, Ontario.
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Jeff Stearns
Jeff has been married to Jacqueline since the last century and they have five amazing children together. He was part of the Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus team for over thirteen years and is now the pastor at Garrison Road Church in Fort Erie, Ontario.