Premier Communications Filtering Option

Premier Communications Filtering Option

Filters, Guidelines
Did you know that Premier Communications now offers filtered internet?  You can control your WiFi from the palm of your hand using the new PremierHQ App! Take a tour of the new PremierHQ App here.Click here to visit Premier Communications and learn more.* The PremierHQ app is only available for customers who lease a GigaCenter or GigaSpire router from Premier Communications.** Enhanced Parental Control subscription only available with lease of a GigaSpire model router.*Please note, that although we have found valuable information from an external web page for our blog post, we do not endorse all information, religious views and opinions posted on these third-party websites.
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The Evolution of Gaming

The Evolution of Gaming

Gaming, Guidelines, Hazards
It all started out as kids playing with stones → board/card games → then to video/computer games → consoles/mobile games. Some of the benefits of gaming are: strengthens relationships, reduces stress, encourages laughterincreases brain function and sharpens our mindsteaches patience and how to set goalsenhances creativity and self confidence One of the most amazing benefits of playing board games is that it pulls people out of the digital world. Board games engage us in activities that do not involve staring at a screen.  What does “gaming” mean today?   It refers to playing electronic games on a screen as regular gameplay or possibly a hobby.  A person who is into gaming is often called a gamer.  65% of American adults play video games with 60% playing at least once a day. …
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Modern Media Guidelines

Modern Media Guidelines

Cell Phones, Filters, Guidelines, Resources
Modern Media Guidelines: Technology isn’t inherently evil; it’s more about how we choose to use it. We need to teach our adults & children how to safely use technology. With technology, we are required to give Biblical guidelines and safe boundaries that create long-term values. Filter & Accountability Utilize parental controls/restrictions/monitoring on each device (computer, phone, tablet). Add a filter on the internet signal coming into your house (router). In your home, keep the computers in a public place. For portable devices, set boundaries about where in the home they may be used. Simple & frequent checks on your own & your families’ devices, email accounts, and social media accounts could keep us from inappropriate interactions. Time & Age limits We recommend not giving smart phones or other portable devices with…
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Open DNS

Open DNS

Filters, Guidelines
Inside your home, your internet network is accessed via a device called a “router”.  The router connects to your internet service provider and, either wirelessly or by ethernet cables, connects all the devices in your home to the internet.Most home networks rarely have one single type of device connecting to it. Usually, there’s a blend of Windows, Android, iOS, and maybe even Macs. How do you keep all these devices connected while keeping younger users out of trouble?  The easiest and most fool-proof way to filter the internet content coming into your home is by modifying your router settings.  There’s no technological substitute for proper adult supervision, but a free service called OpenDNS Family Shield makes it easy for parents to block adult content with one simple tweak.Following are two…
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2020 Digital Device Gift Guide

2020 Digital Device Gift Guide

Cell Phones, Filters, Guidelines, Hazards, Privacy, Resources
Hello, Parents! Once again, the Protect Young Eyes team wants to prepare you and your children by providing parental control guidance for whatever digital devices your family may have. In the year of COVID, digital devices are everywhere and we suspect that many new ones will be joining the family in December. Remember, if it’s connected to the internet, then there’s a story of how someone somewhere has hacked into it or out of it. Especially during 2020 with more kids connected to screens than ever before. Check it out at https://protectyoungeyes.com/digital-device-gift-guide-2020-smartphones-gaming-gadgets/?mc_cid=dd022bd5da&mc_eid=09748b43c6 *Please note, that although we have found valuable information from an external web page for our blog post, we do not endorse all information, religious views and opinions posted on these third-party websites.
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Modern Media Book Recommendations

Modern Media Book Recommendations

Guidelines, Hazards, Pornography, Resources
To read to your children: Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young KidsGood Pictures Bad Pictures is a comfortable, read-aloud story about a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it's dangerous, and how to reject it. Using easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this ground-breaking book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.The 5-point CAN DO Plan teaches kids how to avoid the brain-warping images of pornography and minimize the troubling memories of accidental exposure that often tempt kids to look for more and lead them into a dark and destructive addiction. To stay safe in the digital age, kids must install an internal filter in their own brain. Good Pictures Bad Pictures shows them how.https://www.amazon.com/Good-Pictures-Bad-Porn-Proofing-Todays-dp-0997318732/dp/0997318732/ref=dp_ob_title_bkThe above book is age-appropriate for ages 6-8 and older. …
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Webinars by Protect Young Eyes

Webinars by Protect Young Eyes

Apps, Cell Phones, Guidelines, Hazards, Pornography, Privacy, Resources
Do you find yourself wondering about all the apps and platforms your teens are using, but not sure where to find solid, trusted information about them? Check out the Protect Young Eyes Webinar list at https://protectyoungeyes.com/the-tech-ready-parent-webinars/ 30 MINUTE WEBINARS – PRACTICAL & ACTIONABLE – 3 EVERY WEEK – FREE Upcoming Webinars include: Girls Watch Porn Too Snapchat 101 Rein in YouTube Instagram 101 Many more options on the PYE website *Please note, that although we have found valuable information from an external web page for our blog post, we do not endorse all information, religious views and opinions posted on these third-party websites.
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Gabb Phone

Gabb Phone

Cell Phones, Guidelines
What is Gabb wireless? Another new device? Yes, it is a device, but considered a “safe” 1st cell phone.  Gabb wireless is a company that features a modern looking cell phone for children--or adults--without all the bells and whistles and cost.  If you are looking for a device to communicate without having the hassle of a smartphone and the potential dangerous features, this may be an option to consider.Gabb wireless was created for children to have a modern looking cell phone WITHOUT access to the internet, social media, or an app store.  As shown in prior articles, the internet & social media can be an unhealthy platform for teens.  Gabb phones feature only 14 essential apps on the phone: music, phone, messaging, contacts, camera, video, gallery, calendar, calculator, clock, voice recorder,…
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The Art of Influence

The Art of Influence

Guidelines, Hazards, Privacy
60% OFF E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!! SUPER SALE STARTS TODAY! A MUST HAVE THIS SEASON! HAVE YOU SEEN THIS YET?! Do these look like headlines you’ve seen in your inbox or on signs on your way through town? Slogans, sayings, and eye-catching headlines are everywhere, vying for our attention. Each statement intrigues our mind and influences the way we think and act based upon the response it triggers inside our brain when we see it. A few years ago, Cambridge Analytica was in trouble with social media users and popular social media sites over how the users' information was being marketed to companies. Cambridge Analytica wanted to have influence over the outcome of certain events (such as elections) in order to sway the direction of power in certain countries. The way this company…
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Ways to Think through New Media

Ways to Think through New Media

Guidelines
We are living in the Digital Revolution, a time of continuous and often uncomfortable change.  New opportunities arise and with it new dangers lurk, and it can be difficult to keep up with all the new developments.  The internet has changed how we live, shop, learn and find employment.  How should a Christian respond to all these changes?  How are we to navigate and shepherd our children through this?4 Biblical Principles to help guide us in the digital age:Technology is created by God, He created all of the power, minds and elements to make this all possible.Technology is not sinful in and of itself.Technology has many appropriate uses.  We can use it for communication, finances, shopping, education, Christian resources, sermons, etc…Technology has been perverted and abused by sinners.  Wasting time, pornography, gambling, …
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