I am always looking for new resources for parents in the quest to guard the hearts, minds and eyes of their kids.  One of those resources that I often pass along is an application from opendns.com.  They have a new tool available called FamilyShield. It is free and easily downloaded on to your router.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  BTW-I am installing this in my home!


OpenDNS FamilyShield

Block adult web content with our free family web filter

The single easiest way to keep your kids safe online — and away from adult websites — on your home Internet for free. No software to install.

  • Every Internet-connected device in your home gets protected, instantly
    When you set up FamilyShield on your router, every device in your home that shares that Internet connection gets protected too. Your kids’ Xbox, Wii, DS, iPad, and cell phone also get protected.
  • This Web filter is always up-to-date
    We block a constantly updated (24/7) list of adult Web sites from ever reaching your computer.
  • Comes with built-in security
    Take the guesswork out of identifying fraudulent sites. FamilyShield automatically blocks identity theft or “phishing” websites and virus-spreading malware websites.
  • Makes your Internet faster and more reliable
    What’s more, the service is powered by OpenDNS, a company trusted by millions around the world, including thousands of schools, businesses, and homes like yours to secure their Internet connections.