Disclaimer: All opinions about Gryphon parental internet control app are my own. I was compensated for my time in putting together this post. I am not required to offer a positive review. (You know me well enough to know that I’d never do that!)
I’m delighted to be one of the bloggers chosen to introduce Gryphon! We have three children of very wide age gaps (24, 16, and 9). While we try to offer trust in their judgement, the maturity is not always there to make an appropriate choice about online safety. Luckily, now there’s a parental control app for that.
The digital age brings a wealth of information and conveniences, but we can’t ignore the risks it poses for the family. Most children are exposed to the Internet at the age of 6, and 70% of children see inappropriate content by accident. The average family has 10 Internet-connected devices and counting, creating new security threats and vulnerabilities. However, the existing parental control tools are too complicated to use and expensive with annual subscriptions.
Gryphon is a powerful yet convenient approach to online safety. Gryphon combines a high-performance WiFi router and a simple-to-use smartphone app, making it easy for parents to manage the connected home from anywhere. All security features are built directly within the router itself, eliminating the need to install additional apps on your connected devices.
Setting up the Gryphon router takes just three steps and a simple tap with the Gryphon app. Grant access to specific websites, restrict internet access during various times of the day (such as during sleep and homework), and monitor your connected home devices like thermostats or cameras to prevent hacking. This can be done on your smartphone from anywhere.
Check out this short video to see how it all works:
The app even features a social collaboration tool, so you can work together with fellow homeschooling parents to create a safer Internet for everyone, by recommending and rating specific websites.
The people behind Gryphon have worked hard over the last year on the design and the software platform and they have launched a Kickstarter campaign today for the final production of Gryphon. You can go to http://www.gryphonconnect.com to find out more about the product and the campaign. I think it looks fantastic and I know I’ll be offering a contribution to bring this app to the homeschool and family communities. Check out the site, watch the video, then please consider joining the Kickstarter campaign!