How I Keep My Kids Safe Online


 
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As much as I sometimes hate to admit it, my daughters are growing up. We have now fully entered the tween years. While I would love to treat them like babies for as long as possible, I also love seeing the beautiful young women they are becoming.

We are living in the age of technology. As much as we have tried to fight it, electronic devices have found their way into our home. Our daughters have their own laptops, tablets, and iPhones. I am NOT here to debate the pros and cons of children having phones. That is a decision that each family has to make. We held out as long as we could, but finally decided that we would allow our daughters to have iPhones…BUT, we would have strict rules and safeguards in place to protect them.

The internet is an amazing place, but it can also be a very dangerous place, and I feel that it is my job as a mother to protect the hearts of my daughters, and to do so I closely monitor their internet usage.

I have found an amazing resource to help me in this quest to keep my children safe online, not only does it block inappropriate content, but it also helps me to set limits and monitor their usage. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! Keep reading to find out more about this amazing resource and find out how you can get it for your children for FREE!

The product that has helped provide peace of mind to this mama’s heart is called Torch!

Check it out…

The internet can be scary, but with Torch and its Dynamic Internet Filtering, parents get the tools they need to keep kids safe online. Pause the internet, block bad content, and know what your kids are doing. With 1 gigabit per second speeds and up to 4000 square feet of coverage, Torch combines impeccable hardware with parental controls that keep your children safe. An easy to use interface guides parents through setup and implementation. Remote management lets parents stay in control even when they aren’t at home. Torch puts parents back in control of their kids’ internet.

With Torch you can:

  • Pause the internet
  • Set bedtimes
  • Customize for each child
  • Block bad content including adult content
  • See reporting and insights to know what your kids are doing online

And it is SUPER easy to set up! You can finally put your heart at ease and end the battles over screen time issues once and for all!

In my opinion, Torch is worth all the money in the world. You simply can’t put a price tag on peace of mind!

Guess what?! Torch has offered to give one very fortunate reader a FREE Torch Wifi Router AND 3 years of service!! That’s right! It’s a value of over $600 and one of you will be the winner! To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. All entries will be verified. Open to US residents only. The winner will be announced on Monday, 1/23/17. Good luck!

 

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This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. I would love to win this!!

  2. This is fantastic! We have been looking for an effective way to keep our kids safe.

  3. This looks so much better than circle. We were disappointed with circle & sent it back!

  4. General internet filter and talk with her about what she’s doing…

  5. We are actually in the market right now for an effective system to keep our kiddos safe online. It would be such a blessing to win this!

  6. This post about internet really hit home with me, we have a tween and are having the phone/no phone conversation almost daily. Plus the stress of littles that want to use youtube to see minecraft videos. We haven’t figured out a good way to keep them safe. Any help would be GREAT!

  7. I struggle to keep track of digital device usage in our house. It is ongoing battle. This sounds like a great aid in getting some control of when my kids use their devices and what they can access.

  8. No computers in their rooms. They can only use a laptop in the living room. And all computers are logged into my account, so I can easily track what they do… and I make it known that I can see what they do! Lol.

    Luckily, my kids are pretty great and don’t try to pull anything sneaky.

  9. We are looking for a great way to keep our kids safe online. Would love to win!

  10. Thanks for the information! This product sounds great!

  11. My kids are still young so if they need to go online for school, they use our computers in a public space and an adult is monitoring. But it’s getting harder to do so a system like this would be awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. I would love to have a way to monitor and protect my daughters while they are online. Please choose me. Thanks.

  13. This looks like something I could really use! Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. So far we’ve been very very restrictive, our kids don’t use the internet without an adult present, and they don’t use it often, just for school research and a few approved websites and games. We’ve been blessed that they haven’t minded much to this point but as they’ve gotten older nearly all of their friends now have smartphones, email and their own social media sites. It’s definitely time to let them have a little more freedom online, and it’s a huge source of stress for me! :-O

  15. I usually sit right next to them. Anything on the internet must be pre-approved by us, the parents. Still, there are always links and pop ups, despite pop up blocks, etc. I would love to try something to add more security.

  16. Fingers crossed!

  17. Would love this to keep my child safe online!

  18. We use the parental controls through our anti-virus software at the moment.

  19. I struggle with how to keep my son safe on the internet. Would love to win this for him!

  20. My Daughter is 13 and we have been looking for a good filter. I love everything I’m reading about Torch! I would love to win this! Thank you Heather for letting us your readers know about this amazing tool! I’d like to give my daughter her iPad back without worrying about what she is looking at! Thank you!

  21. Aweome! Keeping our kids safe is not easy these days, especially with the Internet. I wish I had this sooner with my older kiddies. Would love one now for my younger kiddies.

  22. Appreciate setting “off” times, monitoring uses, and individualized settings. Those seem they’d work well for us.

  23. This sounds amazing!

  24. We use Microsoft Family Safety but it definitely doesn’t do everything I want. It is, however, free! 🙂

  25. I am always monitoring what they are watching and searching for online. They also know they are only allowed to view certain shows.

  26. We use Covenant Eyes which sends a weekly report to the main account. It helps out children to know that we can come behind them and see what sites they have visited.

  27. This would be an amazing blessing for us. My kids are young enough still that I can sit beside and watch what they do. Tweens are a different story right! 😉

  28. We learned the hard way just how important it is to monitor your child’s technology use, so we are extra vigilant now. Torch’s safeguards sound like just what we’ve been looking for. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. We have been trying to decide what to use for this purpose. Thanks for sharing about this resource!

  30. We are struggling with this right now! What an awesome resource!

  31. We are looking at options as we currently have a 15, 13, 11, &9 year old who use internet for home school.

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Hi, there! I’m Heather Bowen, and I am so glad you’re here.

My passion lies in helping homeschool moms balance marriage, motherhood, homemaking, and homeschooling all while remaining sane!

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