Filed in : Apple, Filtering, OpenDNS, Parental Controls, Pornography Concerns

What about the kids who use their products? Apple iOS offers basic and lackluster options for filtering access to undesirable websites so they are only really useful for very young children. A report last year from Research Methodology highlights a plethora of programs that Apple has implemented for Social Responsibility. The list adds up to multiple billions of dollars for […] Read More

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, 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 : Filtering, OpenDNS, Parental Controls, Products

Sensible Cyber Parenting always recommends starting home online protection with the router as the best practice, first-line defense. (see Router-based parental controls post and our Getting Started page) Sadly, however it is impossible to use OpenDNS (or other router-based parental controls) if you have AT&T U-verse without adding an additional router which involves putting the U-verse router into “bridge mode”. With the […] 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

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