In the world in which we live, parents must engage in the battle for their children’s hearts, minds, and attention. There is too much at stake to assume that they will “be okay.” Ministering to students, whether that be as a parent or a pastor, is a full contact sport. We must engage. We must to go war. We must not sit idle by and watch our children’s lives unfold.
The linked article gives good practical recommendations on how to put a wall around your child’s internet access. Something that must be considered when raising teenagers, especially boys. It is a follow-up to a previous article written by the same author that I highlighted earlier this week.
4 Ways to Protect your Kids Online
By: Brian Howard
A few months back I wrote a post entitled, A New Way to Keep Pornography Out of Your Home, where I reviewed a Router from Pandora’s Hope. The post was quite popular and continues to be read daily. Since writing the post I have become increasingly aware of the range of ways that are available to help protect families from pornography. I recently read an excellent article on Yahoo’s new technology site that motivated me to do more research into this area. The post, entitled 3 easy ways to protect your kids online, reviews some excellent tools to help families stay proactive with the Internet. Here are the 3, my take, and a link to the Pandora’s Hope router as well.
1. Norton Family Online
Norton Family Online allows you to monitor every site that your kids visit, see everything that they search for, and track their activity across social media. Norton offers a a free version and a paid version. The paid version ($50 per year) adds instant message monitoring, video monitoring, and also monitors mobile devices. On the surface it looks fantastic. Reviews say that the software is buggy at times but it definitely is worth a look.