Technology in the family home is becoming ever more complex. Children have never been more ‘connected’ – they can now download music, films and online games at the click of a button. NETGEAR recognises this is a growing concern for parents and it is more important than ever that the right protection mechanisms are in place.
Rob Wells at NETGEAR outlines how a combination of common sense and technology can lead to five golden rules for families in a connected home:
- An open flow of communication should always remain between parents and children. Simply listening and talking to your children can help them understand how to safely use and enjoy the internet.
- WiFi-enabled devices including computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets can access any internet site if they are connected to your home network. These should be protected by parental controls in order to make them safe for children to use.
- It’s not just your home PC that requires attention. Anything from an iPod Touch to an online game is a risk and shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to parental control software.
- There will often be different rules for different members of the family – i.e. times when the Internet can be accessed. Opt for parental controls that can be personalised to give flexibility across the family and try to set them together with your children.
- Think about any devices that guests could bring into your home – make sure that these are immediately protected by your parent control software.
NETGEAR is giving away its latest high speed router which not only allows the family to make the most of the Internet – from the speediest video streaming to seamless multi-player online gaming – but also ensures the whole family is protected. In-built into the router is the NETGEAR Genie, an easy-to-use dashboard that not only puts you back in control of your Internet connection, but also puts parental control software in place. This can prevent access to certain sites, while restricting others at certain times.
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*The NETGEAR router requires a cable broadband connection. Entrants must check which type of broadband connection they have before entering.
Uk entries only please – Giveaway will be announced on Wednesday 28th November after 6pm.