Keeping Kids Safe Online With The CUJO Smart Firewall

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

The internet can be an amazing tool for kids when it comes to learning, finding entertainment, and more. As a parent though, I’m well aware of all the safety issues that come with children exploring the world wide web. From what our children are watching online to cyber bullying, technology has created a whole host of issues that we want to protect our children from.

As much as I try to stay on top of my kids when it comes to online use, I appreciate anything that helps me provide a safe internet experience for them. CUJO, a smart firewall, does just that. Not only does it protect all our devices connected to the WiFi router with business-level internet security (blocking malicious sites, viruses, and hacks) but it lets us control what our kids access online and keeps them safe.

CUJO offers a number of parental control features including:

  • parental controls for all devices
  • internet filter
  • time limits
  • social media monitoring
  • pause internet
  • alerts and reporting
  • remote administration
  • user profiles and settings

My favorite feature is the ability to pause the internet by device. My boys love to watch YouTube videos in their free time and we’ve made it clear that using the internet is a privilege, not a right. If they talk back or otherwise misbehave, they lose electronics for the rest of the day (or week depending on the behavior) and we can simply “pause” their internet so they can’t access it. It can also be paused temporarily so if they are trying to use the phone or tablet before their chores are done we can cut internet on the one device until the chore is done and then give them access again afterwards.

 The CUJO Smart Firewall can be found at Best Buy. What are your favorite features of the CUJO?

Comments

  1. maria long says:

    families need something in their home to regulate wifi use. The kids are getting addicted to it in many ways.

  2. Mistee Dawn says:

    Sounds like a really great product that I need to try! The internet is such a scary place sometimes.

  3. Jaclyn Anne says:

    I have been readings such great things about Cujo. When my little guy gets old enough to use the computer I am going to have to invest in one of these for sure!

  4. This has some great features. As someone who’s had to find their way into the router in order to block something I can say this sounds so much simpler and actually more capable.

  5. Wow! the pause feature is definitely one I would use, too. I like the internet filter and social media monitoring, too. It’s important to keep an eye on what your kids are doing online. This looks like an easy way to do it.

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