Homehalo – Internet Safety Competition

When I was a child, protecting children from seeing what they shouldn’t involved the television watershed, ‘rude’ magazines being on the top hard to reach shelves and having a curfew when we had to come in from playing. With today’s technology generation, it’s a whole different ball game, and this is where HomeHalo comes in.It’s alarming what can be seen these days at the click of a mouse, tap of a smart phone or tablet. A lot of parents feel that they can protect their children, by telling them not to search for certain things online and to stick to searching for ‘child friendly’ terms.

This is actually a good idea, however sometimes they don’t need to search for a specific rude term to end up viewing something that they shouldn’t.

A good example of this, is when my children first discovered YouTube. I had the filters on for safe searches, and instructed them to stick to Lego videos…as Lego is a safe term right? Well, after catching one of my children listening to a Lego Robin tell Batman to suck something that wasn’t a lollipop, I realised that the internet is a real minefield when you have children whose innocence you want to protect.

There is no way of making sure one hundred percent, that our children don’t see things that we don’t want them to, but with homehalo the percentage is improved a lot.

Homehalo is essentially a wifi router, that can be used to block dodgy websites, set time limits for internet use and even lets you set different rules for each child and each device in the house. So, if you have a persistent rule breaker who looks at things they shouldn’t on purpose, or even who sneaks on their device when they shouldn’t, then you can block their device.

This of course also means that you can still access websites yourself that you might not deem suitable for young children, and you will be more protected from scams and viruses.

Homehalo Competition

The lovely people at homehalo have given me a homehalo to offer as a competition prize for one lucky reader. Once you have the homehalo and register it, you will have a free 30 day subscription. It should only be around £3 a month afterwards, if you choose to carry on with it.

If you’d like to try to win, then enter via the rafflecopter below.

Stevie x

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21 Comments

  1. melanie stirling
    28 October 2015 / 12:21 am

    Twitter and shopping.

  2. amy fidler
    28 October 2015 / 10:53 am

    contacting family abroad

  3. Kim M
    29 October 2015 / 5:19 pm

    Competitions!

  4. Paula Readings
    29 October 2015 / 6:53 pm

    Mostly keeping up with my competition ;)

  5. claire woods
    29 October 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Entering competitions!

  6. Ruth Harwood
    30 October 2015 / 8:02 am

    Blogs and Comps xx

  7. msedollyp
    1 November 2015 / 12:31 pm

    tweeting and comping

  8. Rey Chunara
    5 November 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Shopping mostly

  9. Gemma Cook
    9 November 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Social Media x

  10. Laurie
    10 November 2015 / 4:28 pm

    Keeping in touch with family

  11. Michelle Banks
    11 November 2015 / 9:03 pm

    love entering competitions x

  12. Laura Nice
    11 November 2015 / 9:11 pm

    Catching up with family

  13. Robyn Logan Clarke
    13 November 2015 / 2:13 am

    Blogs, social media and shopping

  14. Kat Glynn
    13 November 2015 / 11:07 am

    Social media, emails and shopping :)

  15. Vera Bahounkova
    15 November 2015 / 8:53 am

    Competitions of course

  16. Gilly Holmes
    16 November 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Emai and work

  17. janine atkin
    16 November 2015 / 7:51 pm

    shopping and watching videos

  18. Jo Hutchinson
    17 November 2015 / 12:05 am

    Social media

  19. Vickie Jackson
    17 November 2015 / 10:44 am

    Competitions, social media and looking up things to do with the kids :)

  20. Natalie Crossan
    17 November 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Shopping mainly xx

  21. Lyndsey Beckford
    17 November 2015 / 9:01 pm

    Entering competitions :-)