Keep your children protected on the computer.

Recently, I read an article that said, the US FBI director advised people to place tape over their web cams, causing me to reassess computer safety. As technology expands into every area of our lives, so do the dangers that are also associated with it. Cyber bullying, pornography is just a click away, and there
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are adults on sites (like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat) who pose as children to lure them into nightmare scenarios. Technology is helpful and convenient, but there is also an unseen price tag that comes along with it. None of these problems are new, they are just being carried out in a modern day technological arena.

As a parent, I want to help those of you who have serious concerns about internet safety, with a free solution that you might consider incorporating into your home.

As technology expands into every area of our lives, so do the dangers that are also associated with it. Technology is helpful and convenient, but there is also an unknown price tag that comes along with it. Unfortunately, we cannot eliminate every danger in the lives of our children, but we can take steps to provide sheltering of our young impressionable minds by providing a safe computer environment at home.

The Bible says, "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished."
Proverbs 27:12

In other words, we ought to be looking a
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head to foreseeable dangers and protect ourselves, and as a parent, it is our duty to do the same for our children. One of the steps my family has taken concerning the internet protection is to add internet security programmes to our home computers. One of these programmes is K9 Web Protection. This is a free programme that blocks websites (pornography, gambling, drugs, violence/hate/racism, malware/spyware, phishing, etc.), it will forces "SafeSearch" on search engines like Google, you can restrict access to certain times, it reports web activity, it is customisable, it is available for Windows, Macs, Androids, iPads and iPhones, and has password protection, etc. Best of all, it does not slow your computer down. For more information visit their website.

I will be writing about other solutions that might be helpful to you and your family in the future.

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