Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 -- With so many Internet-connected devices in each family home, implementing effective parental controls has become more difficult. WebCurfew, a web-based parental control service connects to the home router to give parents a way to manage their children’s excessive Internet usage with the click of a button.
According to a recent PBS survey, more than half of parents plan to purchase a tech item for their children, with more than a third planning to purchase a tablet or smartphone. For the last seven years, Google searches for “parental controls” spike on January 1, likely due to holiday “tech whiplash” – when parents find out how much time their kids are spending online with their newest consumer electronics device.
“Parents buy their children the latest tech gadgets without considering how easily they can connect to the Internet at any time,” said Rod da Silva, founder of WebCurfew. “Parents don’t consider the dangers until the device is already in their children’s hands – and they find their child has become a ‘screenager’ who won’t look away from their phone at the dinner table. WebCurfew gives parents back definitive control over when their children may go online.”
The free WebCurfew service allows parents to easily see which devices are connected to the Internet through their home router. Typical parental controls are device-centric and require parents to essentially be IT pros and download, install, configure and management software on the device itself. However, with WebCurfew there is no software to download. By simply clicking a button on a website, parents can turn Internet access off or on to individual devices in the home – like a virtual light switch.
“As Internet-enabled devices become more common – especially as holiday gifts – parents realize their teenagers or young children are feeling more entitled to access the Internet at home whenever they want,” added da Silva. “With WebCurfew, parents can provide responsible boundaries around when their children can go online.”
Using WebCurfew, parents no longer have to worry about getting their children the latest tech gadgets this holiday season. WebCurfew offers parents a sense of comfort in knowing their children are using the Internet in moderation.
To learn more about WebCurfew, visit http://www.webcurfew.com.
Based in Chicago, WebCurfew is a web-based tool for implementing parental controls across Internet connected devices. Using WebCurfew, parents see which devices are currently using their Internet and can shut off specific devices with the click of a button. For parents who are interested in implementing a set “technology bedtime,” WebCurfew has a feature to allow scheduling of specific times devices can access the Internet.
WebCurfew supports more than 100 consumer-based routers from today’s most popular brand name manufacturers, and is adding new routers every day. For more information about WebCurfew, visit http://www.webcurfew.com.
Colleen Kennedy, WebCurfew, https://www.WebCurfew.com, +1 (312) 906-7678, [email protected]