As our oldest son progresses through his schooling he is asking more questions. In our home, when we want to know something, we go to the internet. I’m sure you do the same thing. “Google it!” we all say. At this point we don’t let an 8-year-old search the web alone. My husband or I will do a search, find a few trusted websites then invite our son to the computer to discover the answer for himself. This works for now, but we know that at some point he will need to research on his own. For reasons I don’t have to point out that is a scary reality for this momma.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Gryphon Online Safety. 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. Thankfully some talented people at Gryphon Online Safety are working on a solution that will get parents excited.
What is Gryphon?
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.
Online Saftey in 3 Simple Steps
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.
Learn More About Gryphon
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 go to www.gryphonconnect.com to find out more about the product and the campaign.
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