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Monitoring Internet and Social Media Activity For Families #NNSummer

Monitoring Internet and Social Media Activity For Families #NNSummer #NNSummer

Monitoring internet and social media activity for families is a sponsored post in collaboration with Net Nanny and A+V Media#NNSummer.

As we enter summer and the probability that my children will be spending more time than ever online, I am forced to open my eyes to online safety. I will admit I have not made the most out of protecting my children, I naively felt my presence was enough to hinder any internet traps.  I was introduced to Net Nanny, a software monitoring internet and social media so you don’t have to. Net Nanny filters, monitors, and blocks unsafe material on everyone’s devices while allowing my family to safely access to the Internet.

According to a recent study, only 1 in 3 parents have used parental controls to monitor or limit their child’s Internet usage.

What an amazing world we live in where the internet at our fingertips can do so much for us. As an adult, I have embraced and depend on the internet to benefit me in tons of aspects of my life. Even at my age the dangers of the internet exist. It’s a shame that the internet is tainted for our children, but thanks to Net Nanny we can control our families internet safety. I have been trolled by people who hide behind their computers and even stumbled upon things I hadn’t intended on. There have been instances where I sit back and pray my children don’t ever have to deal with online predators and trolls or even stumble on something they shouldn’t see.

82% of children are exposed to inappropriate content before age 11.

As my children entered school age, my husband and I made the decision to homeschool our children. We quickly found that the internet would be a huge part of their lives – more so once they passed elementary age. Our children are currently 5, 7 and 15 years old. The boys are part of an online schooling program. There are many benefits to homeschooling online and having virtual teachers, but then there are some pitfalls we are forced to worry about. At this point all of our children have their own desktop computers and each has an iPad. They can work at home or from anywhere with the convenience of their iPads. Then we have free time where my younger children want to play minecraft, Roblox and Animal Jam. My fifteen year old wants to upload to youtube, play online with his friends and (oy) the phone that is attached to his hand.

43% of teens were victims of cyberbullying in the past year.

Internet safety has become real for our family. It’s nerve racking to give my children space to enjoy their online time, because I worry about what they can fall into. As much as I trust my children, I know that I need to monitor them. I don’t want to be that parent who is oblivious to what is going on, or ignore the fact that pornography, online predators, cyber bullying, and other threats exist. We started them navigating the online world with daily limits, keeping all electronics out of their rooms and desktops put in a communal space. This alone is not even close to protecting my children. 

82% of online sex crimes originated from social networking sites that predators use to gain insight into their victim’s habits and likes.

Our family has turned to Net Nanny to protect each of our children from pornography, online predators, cyber bullying, and other threats that compromise their online safety.

Over 50% of kids, between the age of 10-17, have posted risky comments or photos online.

Net Nanny filters, monitors, and blocks unsafe material while allowing your family to access to the Internet. Net Nanny does not just block a list of web sites, it scans and analyzes each web site to determine if it is appropriate based on your personal customization. Net Nanny can be set to mask profanity but let the site pass. 

8 out of 10 teens had friends who tempted them to share inappropriate content of pictures on social media.

Monitoring Internet and Social Media Activity For Families #NNSummer

Monitoring Internet and Social Media For Families

5 Things We Can Do

Technology can be a great tool and fun as long as we as parents make it safe for our children.  

  • Set a good example with our own internet behaviors. Out to dinner, driving and family outings are a good time to practice the no looking at your phone rule. Lead by example and stay off your phone. 
  • Designate family time with no technology. Meal time in our home, means no technology at the table. 
  • Add Net Nanny Software to all devices. The parental controls allow you to filter and block violence and porn. Weekly reports will show what sites are being attempted to access.
  • Set daily limits using Net Nanny. Net Nanny allows you to set parental controls on time management.  No more fighting with your children on how long they have to be on their devices. 
  • Designate a technology charging station out of bedrooms and in a communal space. Set a time where all devices must be off and charging. 

Access the 15 day free trial of Net Nanny today.

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Net Nanny software is available for Windows (with support for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10),  Mac (with support for Mac OS X 10.7 and higher), Android and iOS. The Family Protection Pass also includes a free 12-month license of Net Nanny Social.

Michelle
Michelle is a thirty-something wife, mother to three boys and a daughter on the way. A Thrifty Diva Surviving Motherhood is an online editorial about life and styles of a family of 5. You can also find Michelle at TexanFlavor.com , instagram, Twitter and facebook
http://athriftydiva.com

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18 thoughts on “Monitoring Internet and Social Media Activity For Families #NNSummer

  1. I just heard of this company and we will be checking stuff out with them. My son is 8 and he is online a lot! I try to keep him from bad stuff, but you can’t control the internet!

  2. I’m all about monitoring any internet use. We have heavy parental setting on our sons laptop and tablet. We get reports, we have certain things blocked and everything. We’ve not allowed him to have social media accounts as of yet.

  3. My kids aren’t old enough to have their own accounts yet, but I do still monitor what they are watching online. There are sites that are a complete no-go for us.

  4. Net Nanny sounds like a really great program. I didn’t realize the statistics of social media and children. Scary.

  5. I think it’s so important to monitor these with children. I know I’ll be keeping a close watch once my girls start going online more often. Right now they’re really young, and I just let them play some kids games on the computer.

  6. I will have to share this with my friends with kids. It is so important to monitor your children when they are online.

  7. My niece is 12 and is always on her phone and the computer. I’ll have to tell my sister about the Net Nanny software to help keep my niece safe while on the internet.

  8. We limit our teen’s time in the computer even though it’s already summer. But I have to check Net Nanny. Love the fact that there are parental controls which would allow us to filter and block violence and porn.

  9. Internet safety is such an important part of our lives as parents. It is one of those things we don’t want to think of, but absolutely have to for the safety of our kiddos. Net nanny sounds great! I need to look more into it.

  10. It’s scary how much kids can be exposed to online. Even when you think that they are safe just watching video game walk throughs or kiddie game reviewers on Youtube. One small click and they could end up n the rabbit hole to the weird part of Youtube.

  11. My daughter ends school next week so I read this just in time for summer break! I need to install this on my daughters devices

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