Ten years ago, we had thought about putting filters on the computer but we never quite got around to it. When we first realized that porn had entered our home, even with our on-purpose-parenting and really good kids, we were understandably devastated. Guilt filled our minds and our hearts.
We didn’t know what to do. Once we shook ourselves out of the fog, we got some help. Then we began to fight back through education and practical methods of harnessing the power of the internet.
We now openly discuss this topic in our home in a proactive, age-appropriate way.
Some important points:
- It doesn’t matter how much they love you, it doesn’t matter how much you love them, it doesn’t matter how great of a parent you are, every single child WILL BE EXPOSED TO PORNOGRAPHY. Either your child will find it or it will find them.
- You absolutely must use an online filtering/integrity service.
- Do it now. The most difficult thing to live with as a parent is “I should have.”
I will just be as blunt and clear as possible: You Need A Filtering System On Each Electronic Pathway Into Your Home.
This is a massive step towards protecting everyone, but most especially our youngest and most innocent children against inappropriate images.
It is a fact that many children stumble upon porn on their grandparents’ computers. Not because their grandparents are accessing it, but because their computers do not have filters. THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION FOR EVERY FAMILY.
We have researched and used many filtering/security systems. The best one, by far, is Covenant Eyes.
Accountability means that whenever a member of our family sits down with any electronic device (computer, Kindle, ipad, iphone or ipod but not smart televisions YET) each website visited is tracked and we get a report.
We can even see the exact YouTube videos that were viewed EVEN IF THE HISTORY is deleted.
THE BEST PART is that this knowledge easily creates a braking system within the lives of the people I love.
Yes, our end goal is to help our children create an amazing internal filter. Until that happens, we shall use an external filter.
With eight children, I cannot possibly monitor all of their internet use. Covenant Eyes is TRULY like having “eyes in the back of my head” and makes me into the All-Knowing, All-Seeing Mama Bear. Even if my child pays for their phone or their computer, Covenant Eyes is on it. My adult children have it on their devices.
This helps ME relax!
The monthly fee per family is $14.99. Yes, there are free internet filtering systems available out there (we know, we tried them) but, take it from me, you get what you pay for. For that fifteen bucks, Covenant Eyes can go on EVERY DEVICE that your family owns, no limit!
Yes, you are busy, but this is worth doing. If I could, I’d buy it for you. But I’ll do the next best thing and offer you what I can:
If you sign up through this post, you will receive your first month FREE!