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Filed in : Android, Apple, Filtering, OpenDNS, Parental Controls

OpenDNS should be the first-line of defense for a protected home network. There are many posts already on the SCP website about the benefits and use of OpenDNS.  I generally recommend using OpenDNS Home, which gives parents the ability to customize the levels or categories of filtering controls. There are times when that kind of customization is not necessary and […] Read More

Filed in : OpenDNS, Parental Controls

These instructions are for advanced router settings for people who are using OpenDNS parental controls and want to prevent the user by passing the DNS settings on the router.  These steps assume that the router has already been working and basic OpenDNS setup has already been done.  For more information about OpenDNS see these posts: Whole Home Network Filtering with […] Read More

Filed in : OpenDNS, Parental Controls

Many users of this website are parents seeking more information about parental controls.  The information provided in this post is pretty technical.  Do not be overwhelmed if you are not a power computer user.  The most important thing to understand here is that it is possible to set up additional controls on your router to prevent users from going around […] Read More

Filed in : OpenDNS, Parental Controls, Products

The router is the part of the home network that all other devices go through to connect to the internet.  Typically it is connected to either a cable modem or DSL modem connected to your internet service provider.  In most homes today the routers provide wired and wireless connectivity.  So any device that has to use that router to get to […] Read More

If you are thinking, “I want to protect my kids online, but I just don’t know where to start”, you are not alone. The vast array of devices and apps can make it seem like a daunting task, so I created Sensible Cyber Parenting®. Through the blog on this website, I provide a growing, searchable resource of information that you can use, […] Read More

Filed in : OpenDNS, Parental Controls, Products, Safe Browsers

The products for parental controls and protection keep improving. There are more products with better features today than ever before which is very good news for families. Parents need to understand that when we put technology into our kids’ hands we also need to accept responsibility for protecting them and that there might be costs associated with that. But, I […] Read More

Filed in : Discounts, Parental Controls, Products

 As you can imagine, my kids have put up with their share of parental control products over the years. I was always trying out new ones and they were my fairly cooperative guinea pigs. Mobicip was the first product that I tried once they were allowed to have smartphones. At that time, Mobicip was merely a safe browser. Now, Mobicip […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls

I have always recommended DNS control at the router as a first layer of parental control protection in the home. See previous post about Home Network Filtering. DNS control is also good for individual devices when they are away from your home network. In the past, this ability has pretty much been limited to businesses using network management service providers. You […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls

Sensible Cyber Parenting always recommends starting home online protection with the router as the best practice, first-line defense. (see Router-based parental controls.) In that post, I reference the fact that it is impossible to use OpenDNS (or other router-based parental controls) if you have AT&T U-verse without adding an additional router. Plus, getting the additional router setup to work like you […] Read More