Parents don't need experts to tell them their kids are spending an unhealthy amount of time online. Whether it's surfing the web on their PCs, playing video games, watching
Unfortunately, large Internet Service Providers (ISP) are progressively interfering with parents' ability to control their children's home Internet in safe ways. In the past eighteen months ISPs have started to methodically "lock down" the router they hand out to their customers, removing the ability to adjust what little parental control settings they have remotely, or accessing third party cloud-based content filtering services like WebCurfew, OpenDNS and others. This effort by ISPs to control the services that their customers can access is ensuring a wide open Internet is available for an entire generation of children at home, 24/7, while simultaneously making it harder and harder for their customers to parent effectively in the digital age.
Now the company has turned its sights on major ISPs, by launching today a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a tiny hardware device with a big purpose – to help parents nationwide unlock their existing ISP-provided routers so they can decide for themselves how and when their home network is to be used.
"Delivering consistently poor customer service is one thing, but it is simply irresponsible for ISPs to stand in the way of parents' ability to control their children's Internet usage," said
The WebCurfew Kickstarter device simply plugs into an open Ethernet port on the back of the existing ISP-provided router and is programmed to connect with WebCurfew's cloud-based service in a secure manner. Parents can then start enjoying the benefits of WebCurfew's free parental control service.
"Parents all over the world are actively looking to their ISPs for simple, effective, Internet parental controls, but are continually disappointed in these companies' dated, ineffective offerings,"said
WebCurfew came out of Beta in June of this year and currently supports hundreds of routers makes and models, giving its parental control solution a reach into over 20 million homes worldwide. However, approximately 50% of the people that want to use the service can't get going with it because they have a locked ISP-provided router. WebCurfew's simple Kickstarter device aims to address the issue and allow potentially millions of non tech-savvy parents to finally be able to say "not right now" to their kids' online time.
To learn more about WebCurfew's product offerings and sign up for their free service, visit http://www.WebCurfew.com.
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12088424.htm
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