Security & Parental Controls

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Security & Parental Controls

Post by Grahamcombat » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:59 pm

Please help.

We’re an Apple house, firstly.

Second, we have kids connected from ages 5 to 20, plus my wife and I.

We’re looking for options in limiting both content and time. What have you found that works for you and your family?



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Post by fastward » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:04 pm

All apple devices on my account. I can see what they are doing online.
Not quite net nanny, but I have a 7 and 11 year old so it works for us.

Aren’t there routers that you can set parameters on? Calling BoD IT nerds.

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Post by jimyritz » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:37 pm

fastward wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:04 pm
All apple devices on my account. I can see what they are doing online.
Not quite net nanny, but I have a 7 and 11 year old so it works for us.

Aren’t there routers that you can set parameters on? Calling BoD IT nerds.
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the same for me-- my kids are 9-12....

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Post by Grahamcombat » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:19 pm

fastward wrote:All apple devices on my account. I can see what they are doing online.
Not quite net nanny, but I have a 7 and 11 year old so it works for us.

Aren’t there routers that you can set parameters on? Calling BoD IT nerds.
Most are individual Apple accounts, though the kids’ iPads are on my wife’s account, I think.


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Post by BacoNoir » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:26 pm

No kids but I saw my new Orbi WiFi router has a Parental Controls section in the app.
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Looks like they partnered with Circle for that.
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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:42 pm

I have always used the parental controls on the router, not on the devices. So what kind of router do you have?

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Post by gamecock111 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:51 pm

Www.dyn.com is good. When some kids get older, they can understand how to manually modify their dns server and bypass so not full proof. Orbi is better router than apples, but you can set time limits with both using MAC address. If you are a techie, UniFi usg has deep packet inspection so you can see what everybody is doing but UniFi can be a pain to setup. Orbi gives you a good WiFi setup as well


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Post by Nomadz » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:35 am

Im on ATT. You can set the parental controls at your ATT hub . You pay the bills, so you get control. You can define curfew hours. Weekdays and weekends, and use the app to switch it right off from your phone or other designated parents phone. Also for a fee will log all of their activity. You can exclude some URLs ban certain callers/text users etc.

That or you can simply gather electronics in a basket at 2200. Switch off wifi. We have done that. Works well,its low tech, foolproof.
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Post by Grahamcombat » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:39 am

Nomadz wrote:Im on ATT. You can set the parental controls at your ATT hub . You pay the bills, so you get control. You can define curfew hours. Weekdays and weekends, and use the app to switch it right off from your phone or other designated parents phone. Also for a fee will log all of their activity. You can exclude some URLs ban certain callers/text users etc.

That or you can simply gather electronics in a basket at 2200. Switch off wifi. We have done that. Works well,its low tech, foolproof.
AT&T as well and didn’t know that - only went so far as to know when my autopay was due. I’ll jump on there today and set it up, that way tomorrow, when they complain, I can say we’ve been doing it for years.

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Re: Security & Parental Controls

Post by HapaHapa » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:43 pm

Yell and scream.

Oh, nevermind. Doesn't work. I'm in same boat as you.
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Re: Security & Parental Controls

Post by straps68 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:03 am

Restricting access through the WiFi router works great as long as the kid's devices don't have mobile data and all phones and many tablets have 4G capabilities. Plus configuring the router is usually a lot of work and can be a PITA.

A clunky solution: You can use the Restrictions feature on iPhone, iPad to disable the use of WiFi, mobile data and other features.

Probably the best solution: use something like Netsanity to control exactly when they can access the "internet", at home or anywhere.
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