Children are often using computers, in fact more so
now that ever before. Computers are a great tool for
children to learn on, research and play with.
As most computers are connected to the internet,
our children could be exposed to the unknown
dangers that lurk in the online world. Parents don't
need to be powerless when it comes to the internet.
There are steps you can take to protect your family
especially young eyes from seeing the dark side of
Last week we talked about the benefits of having
ESET NOD32 virus protection on your computer.
The makers of NOD32 have made another product
called ESET Smart Security. Smart Security builds on
NOD32's award winning virus protection by adding
web site filtering services, firewall and anti-theft
features. When enabled, Smart Security monitors
and filters your computers internet activity. It is
completely customisable in what sites you want
blocked and can give you a report of all the sites you
and your family have been too.
Smart Security does a good job on Windows PC's,
but for families with multiple devices like iPad's and
Smart Phones you need another form of protection.
I would recommend getting a great piece of
blocking technology called Open DNS. Open DNS is
configured into your broadband modem and allows
you to block a wide variety of sites across all your
devices that use the home internet. This proactive
approach keeps the blocked sites out from roaming
your home network. There are many options of
protections available which covers standard family
filtering to a paid service which gives you full
customisable powers and internet history reports.
Open DNS requires a technician to visit onsite to
setup due to its technical nature.
If you have any questions on ESET Smart Security or
Open DNS please don't hesitate to ask a technician
in store today. Also visit www.homeit.co.nz\downloads for a free
30 day trial of ESET Smart Security.