In a digital age, there are more dangers and predators attacking our homes than ever before. I want my kids to be able to enjoy the benefits of technology, but I've been looking for ways to guard their hearts as best as I can.
You'd think that the best solution would be to just get rid of it all. That's not realistic. We live in a digital world. Thankfully, getting rid of it all isn't our only option. There are people out there who are developing technology to help families guard the hearts in their homes from predators.
This post was sponsored by Gryphon. I was compensated for my time.
The digital age brings a wealth of information and conveniences, but we cannot ignore the risks it poses for the family. Most children are exposed to the Internet at the age of 6, and 70% of children see inappropriate content by accident. The average family has 10 Internet-connected devices and counting, creating new security threats and vulnerabilities. However, the existing parental control tools are too complicated to use and expensive with annual subscriptions.
Gryphon for Online Safety
Gryphon is a powerful yet convenient approach to online safety. Gryphon combines a high-performance WiFi router and a simple-to-use smartphone app, making it easy for parents to manage the connected home from anywhere. All security features are built directly within the router itself, eliminating the need to install additional apps on your connected devices. Setting up the Gryphon router takes just three steps and a simple tap with the Gryphon app. Grant access to specific websites, restrict internet access during various times of the day (such as during sleep and homework), and monitor your connected home devices like thermostats or cameras to prevent hacking. This can be done on your smartphone from anywhere. The app even features a social collaboration tool, so you can work together with fellow homeschooling parents to create a safer Internet for everyone, by recommending and rating specific websites.
Help Launch Gryphon With Kickstarter
The people behind Gryphon have worked hard over the last year on the design and the software platform and they have launched a Kickstarter campaign today for the final production of Gryphon. You can click here to find out more about the product and the campaign.
Limiting online exposure can be a challenge for parents, but a tool like Gryphon's wifi router can go a long way towards empowering families to protect the hearts of their children.
How do you guard your family's online exposure?
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.