Regular Mother’s Circle readers may know that I’ve recently had you all vote on my next Naked Parenting topic and I’m taking on the one I find the hardest to write – Naked Parenting: Social Media and Technology.
There’s so much to it that it makes a parent’s head explode, doesn’t it? That’s why I’m happy to share a new tool for internet safety.
As parents, we’re still learning, experimenting with different rules and systems, and keeping ourselves educated. It’s a continual process and important to seek tools to support our family values and to keep our kids safe online. I believe in teaching them good skills but while they learn, it’s great to have a safety net.
So while we keep having discussions and limits, I recently learned about this new internet filter called PYUR that I’ve decided to try out in their pre-order phase. It just launched last week and I’m sharing it here if you’re interested in testing PYUR out, too.
What I like about it so far is that it sounds different from other filters that may be too rigid and undiscerning in their blocking. “Instead of just listing the websites your kids visit, [PYUR] takes a snap shot of what they’re actually seeing on phones, tablets, and computers, learns their online habits, and reports back to you.” Mike Tingey, PYUR CEO explains, “It filters on behavior instead of a page by page” so it’s a more flexible system and allows for more teachable lessons which is one of the goals of parenting kids in our cyber-dominated world.
Once I’ve tried the product, I’ll let you know how we like it in our family.
* I’ve received no compensation for this post, but I will receive a complimentary device and can write an optional review after trying it. You know I’ll let you know what I really think and that I only recommend products that I believe in.
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