Broadband connections are getting cheaper by the day. So the internet usage greatly increased. Kids find the internet more interesting because of the limitless content available online. But are these contents available freely on the internet safe enough for your kids?
No, you need to keep your children away from adult websites and also safeguard the important data on your computer which can be vulnerable to a virus attack or hacking.
If you want to block children from accessing specific sites then realistically you are better off with some parental control software, such as Windows Live Family Safety but required some skill to configure it.
To help you, OpenDNS, the leading provider of free security and infrastructure services, now introduced a new free service called Family Safety, which is the single easiest way to keep your kids away from adult, phishing and virus spreading websites. No software to install.
The only requirement you have to done on your computer or rooter is to change the DNS server address for Open DNS: Preferred DNS server: 188.8.131.52 and Alternate DNS server: 184.108.40.206. More information and configuration details are available at OpenDNS.
To conclude, the level of protection afforded by the OpenDNS service is impressive, once it is set up the service ticks away quietly in the background protecting your computer and family from the dangerous side of the web. And best of all, it’s completely free to use.