We received a complimentary sample of the KoalaSafe to try in our home. All opinions are our own and not influenced in anyway.
Are your kids on the internet? Mine are. We have pretty strict rules for our teen and internet usage. She’s always asking us why she can’t be on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Some of her school mates give her grief because she’s not. We’ve told her when she’s 18, she can all of the internet accounts she wants. Until then, our rules.
There are adults being stalked so the thought of having a child stalked freaks me out. They are so vulnerable. We have to be so vigilant about watching our kids when they are on the internet! We HAVE TO BE! I’ve heard from other parents that they can’t get their kids off of the web. Many of her friends tell her their parents don’t watch what they do. I will never correct another parent, however, in our room, we watch all internet activity very closely
When I heard about KoalaSafe, I knew we had to know more! KoalaSafe is a wireless router, along with a downloadable app, gives us parents the ability to restrict certain sites and content from our kids devices!!! It also lets you turn the internet OFF!
KoalaSafe founder, Steven Pack, said: “We used to be shocked when reading headlines of young teens being abducted after using chat apps or for young teens to be radicalized by online hate preachers, but that’s no longer the case. Such tragedies are a regular occurrence now in America and too often after every such event the reporting ends with a familiar by-line of ‘the parents had absolutely no knowledge of the teen’s online activities’.”
This is no longer an acceptable excuse. For years, parents had no means to restrict time or content online because of the technology, but times have changed. Systems like the KoalaSafe Family Friendly WIFI Access Point now give parents control by letting them restrict the sort of content their children look at and restrict the amount of time they spend, so children don’t become obsessed with a particular site or concept.
Asked if this stance is harsh on parents, Pack responded, “This is the first generation of children dealing with this problem, and the large device manufacturers have not made it easy for parents to introduce limits. I have a lot of sympathy for parents in this situation, which is why KoalaSafe exists. It gives them the tools and power to protect their children online.”
How much is our child’s safety worth?
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