As a Mom with kids that are growing up a world where technology is ever present it is hard to feel in control. I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and life was so much simpler then or at least thats how I remember it. Our form of entertainment involved playing outside, battling on friend’s Nintendo consoles and going to the latest kid’s film at the movie theater.
The internet was brand new when I was in middle school and many didn’t realize how dangerous this new form of technology could ultimately be. Now don’t get me wrong, the internet can be a great place for learning, entertainment and fun but it can also be dangerous. Fast forward to 2017 where you can connect to the internet via your cell phone, computer or other digital device 24-7. So what can parents do to limit their children and teenager’s access to the internet? I am happy to say that I found the answer to that question.
- Manage time limits and set a schedule for when the internet will be available for your children to use (this does not affect your own internet usage)
- Manage accessibility by blocking sites by category and applications by name
- Track Usage of internet and get weekly reports
KoalaSafe is compatible with desktop, laptop, cell phones, tablets and gaming consoles.
Since installing KoalaSafe in our home I have been able to set a schedule perfect for my children. The internet goes off at 8pm every evening except for Friday and Saturday evenings. If one of my children misbehaves and has a privilege –such as internet– taken away I can go to their profile and turn off the internet for only their device. KoalaSafe also allows me to block sites such as Facebook, news outlets, adult themed sites and more. I am also able to track how much time is spent on email, surfing the web and social media. KoalaSafe has given me peace of mind that I know I will be more grateful for once my daughter is a teenager in a few more years. It has also allowed our family to spend more time together and has assisted us in getting off of our devices in the evenings.
If you are tired of having your kids on their phones at the dinner table or wanting to get more control in your household I highly recommend KoalaSafe. I am enjoying the peace it brings to our home and that we are able to unplug and enjoy one another.
I received this item free of charge for the purpose of this review.
This has in no way affected my opinion.
This review is my opinion and has been written in my own words.