7MS #408: Cell Phone Security for Tweenagers - Part 2
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"I think of what the world could be
If it did not have COVID-19
A million dreams is all it's gonna taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!"
How the cell phone contract I put together for my tweenager kind of blew up in my face
I'm the worst dad in the world because my wife and I enforced a "no screens" policy for a few weeks. We lived. Barely.
Apple Screen Time is your friend, and helps put some limits on iDevice use
The Dream Machine makes it easy to setup a segmented wireless network just for your kids. You can also "time box" their individual network to only broadcast at certain hours of the day
You can then apply OpenDNS to filter bad sites on just the kiddo network or ALL your networks
If you make a home backup/DR plan make sure it includes important stuff like: passwords to important things, as well as critical contacts like your tax prep person, financial advisor and subcontractors.