A New Tool For Internet Safety

A New Tool For Internet Safety | MothersCircle.netRegular 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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4 Responses to A New Tool For Internet Safety

  1. robinkall says:

    so well done, Leah. This is important stuff. As a mother of older children this wasn’t even part of parenting. it’s all changing too quickly and getting this information to parents is invaluable. Of course which song is now stuck in my head? Avenue Q’s -The Internet Is For Porn. Sorry -could not help myself. Love your blog posts!

  2. Tia says:

    Just started following your blog and have to say This is a great post! As a parent to a 5 year old who is already asking for a facebook :/ this post was definetly informational. Great job. Look foward to hearing your review.

    • ldecesare says:

      Thanks, Tia. Something new seems to pop up so often – it’s hard to keep up! 🙂
      You’ll hear how I like this when I get it … stay tuned and thanks for being a new Mother’s Circle reader!

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