Does your internet technology make you feel like you’re in the driver’s seat? If you’re like many people, you probably feel more like a confused passenger when it comes to your home IT devices. You know how to plug it in, turn it on, and restart it when you’re having connectivity issues, but beyond that, you’re lost. With the right kind of router, though, and with the Guardian, you are in the driver’s seat. You’re in control, which is a pretty great feeling considering how uncontrolled the internet can feel these days. Because at the end of the day, you want your family to have internet access—but safely. Here’s how the Guardian can help you keep your family safe and give you more control over your technology.
Guardian Content Filtering: A Modern Family Must-Have
There’s no way around it: these days, your kids will be spending copious amounts of time on the internet. The whole family will, whether they’re working, submitting school assignments, researching, or watching cat videos. But the internet isn’t always a nice place—and screen time can quickly take over family time as the norm. Guardian makes it easier for you to set healthy boundaries for your kids and yourself.
Disconnect to Reconnect
Tired of repeating yourself over and over when you’re imploring your family to get off their devices at dinnertime? Feel like you’re a broken record reminding everyone that it’s screens-off at 10:00 PM? Let Guardian end the nagging with easy scheduling: just turn the internet off when it’s time to disconnect—and hey, maybe your family will do a little face-to-face connecting as a result..
Block the Bad Stuff
It’s not hard to imagine how nasty the internet can be—especially for young eyes. Guardian makes it easy to block certain content or websites permanently or restrict access to sites. You can block the content you don’t want and limit, for instance, social media access. Your family will thank you (eventually, after they stop complaining that they can’t be on Facebook 24/7 like they used to)..
Stay in the Know
Sure, there are ways to make it harder to see internet surfing history—like incognito mode or deleting browser history. But Guardian is smarter than that: you’ll know exactly where everyone in your family has been any time, from anywhere. You’ll even know when someone on your network tried accessing a blocked site and couldn’t. Who has the all knowing power now?.
Make Control Simple with Groups
For the nights you want the kids in bed and screen-free but have to catch up on the Bachelorette—ahem, er, work—you can use group controls. Your laptop can be in a different group—with different controls—than your teenager’s iPad. You’re in complete control. Doesn’t it feel good to be in charge?.
Are you ready to take back the steering wheel of your family’s internet usage? Contact us today to learn more.