We had no idea how many threats were coming into our network, even though we had an anti virus program protecting it!
DOJO actually opened our eyes to all the incoming threats which were trying to penetrate our devices! It actually made us rethink the way our family deals with internet use.
Dojo by BullGuard is the world’s most comprehensive smart home cybersecurity solution and was built from the ground up as an enterprise-grade, network security service for the smart home.
Here are some things we love about it:
· Simple Setup: Connect Dojo to your Wi-Fi router, download the Dojo App, open it, follow the instructions and you’re all set! (There’s even a video to help guide you!) But If you need assistance, the Dojo team is available via phone, chat or email.
· Dojo is easy to use with real-time status information and notifications. The App informs you of all the devices connected to your Wi-Fi network and of risks of privacy breach when Dojo detects and blocks those threats.
· Dojo also has a simple visual indicator to go along with the App notifications, the pebble will light as well. Green – Good, Yellow – Dojo found something and took care of it, Red – a breach was blocked and may require input – so easy to understand!
· Intelligent Learning – it continually studies your home network to enhance protection at all times.
· One year service included and $9.99/month after the first year. Amazing price, right? No contract or commitment required.
It’s great to be connected and be able to have the whole family online, doing things we love, but we really want to make sure we’re protected and safe.
What our experience really taught us is that we need to take some steps to protect our home, so we wanted to share some of those tips with you:
1. Join Your Children In The Cyberworld
Parents have to get involved. Just as they know every detail of the playground around the corner, they need to know their child’s online environment as well. Join their social networks and stay alert.
2. Set house rules
Decide how much time and how often you’re comfortable with your children being online and which sites they may go to. You might post a short list or even a signed contract (like the free site www.SafeKids.com) next to the computer. So there’s no confusion, talk about the rules and the consequences for breaking them.
3. Teach them to protect their privacy
While they won’t fully understand the consequences of revealing personal information online, you should still make sure your children know:
* never to give their name, phone number, e-mail, password, zip code, school, or picture without your discussing it with you.
* not to open e-mail from people they don’t know
* not to respond to hurtful or disturbing messages, not to bully anyone
* not to get together with anyone they “meet” online.
4. Know that location is key
Keep the computer in a central spot, where it’s easy to monitor its use. Our son’s computer is right by my husband’s. All our computers and devices are monitored 24/7.
5. Be their online buddy
Instruct your child to come to discuss with to you when he/she sees anything that makes him/her uncomfortable, and assure him/her that you won’t overreact, blame him/her, or remove privileges!
6. Stay in a kid-friendly zone
For beginners as young as 4, consider confining online exploration to web addresses that list child-safe sites on everything from TV, movies, music, and games to history, science, and trivia. Some good choices:
* web directory Google.com (you can set up safe search criteria on Google)
* answer supplier Ask Jeeves for Kids
* the American Library Association’s Great Web Sites for Kids
* the U.S. government’s “Dot Kids” domain
More importantly, remember, your children’s safety is the best gift you can give them!
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