We hear it all the time: "My kids are online into the wee hours
of the night."; "If we don't intervene each day, they'll play games or
chat, and skip doing their homework until it's too late."; "Without
sitting in their room, we don't know if they are online playing around
or doing something else they weren't expected to be doing."
Speaking from first hand experience, it sure is nice to be able to set up
automatic internet access controls. For example, suppose you
have a teenager who is expected to be going to bed by 10pm on weeknights and
12pm on weekends. And you have a 10 year old who is expected
to be in bed by 9pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends. And both
of the children are expected to spend time doing their homework and other
things as soon as they get home from school.
Well, with the proper networking equipment, this can be acheived by setting up
access control schedules on a device by device basis. In
other words, you could block your teenager's computer and iTouch from having
internet access at such and such times during the week and
some other times on the weekend. And, your pre-teen's XBox could
be blocked at some other scheduled times. Once set up, your life
is less stressful because you don't have to go around checking each day,
nor do you have to worry that Grandma or Uncle Pete will enforce the
same rules on the days that they watch the kids.
We can quickly tell you if your networking equipment already has this functionality
built in or if you will need to replace a component to enable this.
Once the equipment is in place, we will set up the schedules
and show you how to manage them yourself.