If you are one of those parents concerned with kids safety on the Internet – especially the inappropriate content they might be exposed to when launching their browsers, your worries can be set aside: if you happen to already own the Skydog Smart Router, you should be interested in the free update WebRover, a service which provides around 1,000 safe (useful and highly educational) websites for your kids’ pleasure. Common Sense Media is the provider of these quality content websites and partnered up with Skydog Smart Router’s new WebRover to curate the content of the Internet for the children, thus sparing you from manually choosing and white-listing approved web-sites for the children.
How does Skydog Smart Router WebRover work?
This is basically a filtering system you can customize with a few clicks and the greatest feature about it is that it allows you to select the approved websites by genre and by your kids’ age range, quality and educational content. Once you set all the parameters and the kids in the house jump the Internet, they will be automatically directed to this portal you can customize with both interesting and appealing skins and the websites that they are allowed to see (you can remove some of the Common Sense Media sites and add your own for instance, ones you consider useful for the kids to visit).
Are there any drawbacks to the WebRover?
You might not consider them drawbacks, but practical issues the most, as if your children aren’t very young, but close to becoming teenagers, the WebRover proves itself of little use, in case you don’t want to manually add approved sites for your adolescent kid to be allowed to visit. However, for the families with young children who need protection from Internet content, the WebRover is indeed a practical and safe tool to have a flexible control over web browsing. In the future, the WebRover portal is intended to offer the users a wider area of applicability for the whole family to enjoy, but so far, as a protection system, the good news will certainly ease the parents’ efforts to make the Internet a friendly and secure place for their children.