How to block porn on your phone?

CleanPhone will steer your kids away from questionable material while also controlling how much time they can spend on their phone. Rather than installing software on all of your kids’ phones.

Unlike complicated software, CleanPhone is an easy to use, easy to install internet filtering phone that provides the latest technology to protect your family at home and on the go. 

The world of the internet and technology is always evolving. That’s why it is crucial that parents have a handle on what goes on with their children’s phones.

CleanPhone has been the answer for many parents across the country.

CleanPhone, the ultimate parental control, can block porn, put your kids’ devices on a schedule, and help your family get to sleep at night. Get yours today!

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Best wifi routers with parental controls

The best parental control routers will steer your kids away from questionable material while also controlling how much time they can spend online. Rather than installing software on all of your kids’ PCs and phones, parental control routers let you set up content filters right at the borders of your home network, so they can be easily applied to every device in your house.

Here is what we have found to be the best router that gives parents the ultimate parental controls.

Unlike complicated software Clean Router is an easy to use, easy to install internet filtering router that provides the latest technology to protect your family.

The world of internet is always evolving. That’s why it is crucial that parents filter the internet at the source. The source of which all the internet goes through into your home is the WIFI router.

Clean Router has been the answer for thousands of parents across the country.

Clean Router, the original parental control internet router, can block porn, put your kids’ devices on a schedule, and help your family get to sleep at night. Get yours today!

Order your Clean Router today!

Which router has the best parental controls?

The best parental control routers will steer your kids away from questionable material while also controlling how much time they can spend online. Rather than installing software on all of your kids’ PCs and phones, parental control routers let you set up content filters right at the borders of your home network, so they can be easily applied to every device in your house.

Here is what we have found to be the best router that gives parents the ultimate parental controls.

Unlike complicated software Clean Router is an easy to use, easy to install internet filtering router that provides the latest technology to protect your family.

The world of internet is always evolving. That’s why it is crucial that parents filter the internet at the source. The source of which all the internet goes through into your home is the WIFI router.

Clean Router has been the answer for thousands of parents across the country.

Clean Router, the original parental control internet router, can block porn, put your kids’ devices on a schedule, and help your family get to sleep at night. Get yours today!

Order your Clean Router today!

Smartphone-addicted teens have visibly different brains, researchers say

 

Research presented at the Radiological Society of North America showed the brains of adolescents addicted to smartphones and the internet are measurably different than the brains of normal adolescents.

 

The study, conducted by professors at Korea University in Seoul, North Korea, used a technique called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to evaluate the brains of 19 teens diagnosed with a smartphone or internet addiction and 19 average teens. The goal was to measure each teen’s level of two types of neurotransmitters: GABA and Glx. GABA is crucial to vision and motor control, and regulates brain functions like anxiety. Glx speeds up the neurons within the brain. Maintaining the proper ratio of GABA to Glx is very important for mental health and quality sleep.

 

The researchers found that the addicted teens had higher ratios of GABA to Glx. Unsurprisingly, these teens were also more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and insomnia. As part of the study, some of the teens who were addicted to smartphones attended cognitive behavioral therapy for nine weeks. These teens’ GABA to Glx ratios improved significantly after attending therapy, while the teens who did not attend therapy experienced no such improvement.

 

You can read more about the study by clicking here or here.

 

Smartphone and internet addiction is real, and its impact on teens is physical, emotional, and academic. Teens who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to struggle with their mental and physical health and get lower grades in school. The consequences of overusing electronics will affect their entire lives! It’s more important than ever to help kids develop healthy internet habits.

 

Clean Router, the original parental control internet router, can block porn, put your kids’ devices on a schedule, and help your family get to sleep at night. Get yours today!

 

Order your Clean Router today!

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BREAKING: If You Own a Netgear Router Do This!

It was recently discovered that 11 Netgear Wireless routers have serious network security flaws. It is imperative that Netgear releases a security patch immediately.

It comes as a surprise to all but it appears that Disney Circle is the ring leader in causing this security error.

–> https://www.pcmag.com/news/thanks-to-disney-11-netgear-routers-need-to-be-patched-immediately

As you can see from the article below, this is not the first time Disney Circle has caused issues. This goes back as far as 2017 when it was released that Circle had more than 23 vulnerabilities!

–> https://threatpost.com/popular-circle-with-disney-parental-control-system-riddled-with-23-vulnerabilities/128711/

Here is what we recommend.

Clean Router has just released version 5 of their router. It is built on the latest and greatest security patches and protocols to avoid any of these issues that Disney Circle has caused.

Not only does Clean Router provide a secure router, but it also has incredible internet filtering capabilities.

Some of the main reasons people (especially parents) love Clean Router is because they offer top of the line Parental Controls that cannot be matched. If you don’t believe me, watch the video below.

Clean Router has developed a cutting edge device to keep your kids safe online even when they are not home. Clean Router has recently released a new product called CleanPhone! CleanPhone is a way to ensure your kids’ safety even when they are outside the filtered WiFi of Clean Router.

CleanPhone offers the same Parental Controls as Clean Router and more! Check out these features here!

Due to the massive effect that Disney Circle caused Netgear Routers we are offering a 15% discount for life!

Use Discount Code: Clean15Percent to Save 15% for life on Premium!

Order your Clean Router today!

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Teens are spending more time on screens and enjoying life less

It may seem like today’s teens only enjoy screen-related activities, but researchers say the excessive screen time is keeping them from enjoying much of anything.

Researchers from the University of Southern California wanted to understand a previously documented correlation between teens’ screen time and substance use. They believed that anhedonia, the reduced ability to experience pleasure or enjoy previously favored activities, may explain why teens who spend more time on their screens are more likely to use controlled substances. Anhedonia is a common symptom of depression, and other research had pointed to a relationship between screen time and decreased mental health.

The study surveyed over a thousand fourth graders four times over the course of three years about their screen time and anhedonia. As the researchers had thought, the teens who spent more time on their screens were more likely to experience anhedonia. The teens who experienced anhedonia were also more likely to engage in substance use, thus confirming the theory that anhedonia was a factor in the correlation between screen time and substance use.

It’s a phenomenon we have all experienced, on a small scale at least. After finishing an episode of a tv show, the most attractive activity is another episode. After a morning of binge-watching Netflix, it’s hard to feel motivated to get up and go for a hike. The more we invest in social media, the more reality feels dull and colorless in comparison. We’ve all seen children often wander in circles after Mom turns off the tv. Real life is slower, understated, and less flashy than life plugged in.

When we understand better how our brains work, and how stimuli affect our brains, it allows us to go through life aware and equipped to take control. We can second-guess our lack of desire to unplug and remind ourselves of the joys of in-person interaction, the outdoors, physical exercise, and more. Mindfulness helps us see through the brain fog and remind ourselves who we really want to be.

You can read the study here.

Ready to help your family unplug? Clean Router is the best parental controls router on the market with device-specific scheduling, web content filtering, black and white lists, and the option to block ALL porn sites. We stand by our products with a 100% money-back guarantee, so you have absolutely nothing to lose. Why wait? Online peace of mind is only a few clicks away.

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Feature Friday: Why you should use Clean Router instead of Circle

“I have heard of/used/tried and hated Circle.  How is Clean Router better?”

If you have been researching online filtering options, you may have heard or read a bit about Circle, another online parental controls system. However, after trying Circle ourselves, we believe Clean Router can offer a superior filtering experience to Circle. In spite of a few similarities, Clean Router significantly differs from Circle in ways that will impact your family’s online peace of mind.

1) Circle’s complicated installation- Setting up Clean Router is as easy as plugging in a router, and our friendly support team walks every new customer through it. Installing Circle, though, was a multi-step process involving app downloads and connecting through multiple networks. For busy parents or grandparents, especially those not confident in their tech skills, Clean Router is faster and easier.

2) Circle’s fundamental design is flawed – Unlike Clean Router, Circle is not a router. Users plug into Circle into the network, and it uses something called ARP-spoofing or ARP-poisoning.  Simply put, it tricks everything in the network to talk to Circle instead of your wireless router.

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So what? The additional device adds an extra “hop” for all of your network traffic.   Circle causes quite a bit of extra latency to all of your web traffic, slowing down the whole network.  Circle also uses an old wireless protocol (802.11n), which also hurts your internet speed.

Speed aside, this ARP-poisoning also causes other problems.  Many devices are incompatible, and we have even heard users report that Circle broke their entire network!

3) No filter – Unlike Clean Router, which checks every website in real-time, Circle does not filter online content.  Users can block certain categories of apps and create lists of approved and blocked websites, but we all know that the internet changes daily.  Clean Router’s IntelliFilter checks every packet that is coming thru from the DNS layer all the way down to the very content itself. We also were disappointed in Circle’s “blocked” page. No reason is given for blocking a website, and the page itself scrolls through Disney content and links to Instagram and Twitter. Parents can imagine how distracting this would be for a kid trying to concentrate on homework, and some of the content presented on the blocked page, while not pornographic, was not quite kid-friendly.

4) No dynamic filtering – Circle asks you to label a website as “good” or “bad.” Clean Router understands the internet just does not work that way. What do you do with a site like FoxNews or MSN? Not all the content may measure up to your family’s media standards, but blocking an entire news platform would inhibit your online experience.   This is why dynamic filtering is so important. To ensure your family’s online safety, Clean Router checks every word and every picture of every website accessed on your internet network in real-time. 

5) No support – Need help configuring your filtering or figuring out what URL needs to be white-listed to get a particular site to work?  Have a question about this feature or that feature?  Good luck getting in touch with Circle! The website doesn’t list a support phone number, an email address, a chat option, or any other contact method.  Clean Router provides award-winning US-based support.  Skeptical? Give our guys a call at 520-445-4673, shoot us an email at Support@CleanRouter.com, or go to our website and chat with us live. We won’t be shy about besting Circle in this area!

6) iOS- and Android-only controls – The only mechanism that Circle provides for controlling your kids’ devices or managing your network is through an iOS or Android app.  Need to access from a computer?  No luck. On the other hand, Clean Router allows you to access your account from any computer or mobile device!

7) No emailed reports – Clean Router delivers a PDF report to your email nightly informing you of each device’s internet activity.  And, we just rolled out our full Smart Reporting v2 that allows you even more control over these reports! This is not a feature offered by Circle.

8) Limited scheduling options- Circle only offers three scheduling options for devices: “BedTime” (a time for the internet to turn off for the evening), “Time Limits” (a limit on how much time each device can spend online per day), and “Pause” (turn the internet off temporarily). Clean Router’s scheduling feature allows users to set a schedule for each device in their home for any time of day and any day of the week! For example, if dinner time is always from 6pm to 7pm, you can automatically set the internet to turn off at 6pm every day. If you would like to offer more screen time on Saturdays than Tuesdays, Clean Router (but not Circle) lets you set a different schedule for each day of the week!

8) Keywords – Tired of your kid going to every Minecraft site?  Enter “minecraft” into the keywords list, and Clean Router will block any site containing those words.  For Circle users, respite from Minecraft requires hunting for hundreds of different domains and websites.

9) No YouTube filtering– With Circle, you’ll have to allow YouTube in all its sleazy glory or block it completely. CleanYouTube, our YouTube filtering service, offers your family the best of YouTube!

10) The bypass option– If you hit a page and need to bypass Circle, you’ll need to..

*Sign into the controls on Circle on your phone (since it doesn’t have any web controls)

*Add the website to an approved list

*Wait approximately 60 to 120 minutes (yes, 1 to 2 hours) for the page’s cache to clear

*Go back to your site.  

And then, you have to remember to go and turn it back off!  

Our bypass option made to be used– simple, fast, and secure.

For example, Victoria’s Secret is a popular resource for women’s clothing and cosmetics, but you may not want your twelve-year-old lingering over the sexy photos. When my wife needs to go there, this is what she sees:

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My wife can enter the password, choose 15, 30, or 60 minutes, and hit the Temporary Bypass page.  Clean Router will unblock the site for the amount of time designated. She can do her shopping and leave without having to worry about remembering to re-block the website.  In the time Circle users need to unblock a site, my wife can finish shopping, give herself a pedicure, AND go for a run!

11) Circle is “by Disney” – Circle has a content partnership with Disney.  For users, this means Disney ads a-plenty and product-pushing galore. With such a direct funnel, be prepared for your kids to enter a whole new world of advertisements for the latest Disney gadgets and gizmos.  After you have bought 15 copies of Frozen, and your kids have bought 20 episodes of “Hannah Montana” you might feel a little less hakuna matata. When you’re ready, Clean Router can help you let it go.

The Clean Router is truly the ultimate parental control, and we continue to work hard to make sure that your kids are safe online.  We have taken industrial-level filtering and scaled it down to something easy for parents to use.  If you need any help, our award-winning support team is here to help you achieve online peace of mind. Come partner with us to block all online pornography from your home and take back control of the internet today!

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Insta-SnapChat: What Parents Need to Know About Instagram’s New Features

Instagram and SnapChat are two big fish in the social media pond. Instagram’s new feature, Instagram Direct, makes the two more similar than ever. Instagram Direct is a private messaging feature that allows the followers of any profile to send text, photo, or video messages. Users can choose whether to send permanent or disappearing messages– just like SnapChat.

 

There are two options to make messages disappear within Instagram Direct. The first is a “true” disappearing message– if a picture or video is taken within the Instagram app, the sender can choose to make the message disappear after one viewing, two viewings, or not at all. Pictures or videos taken outside the Instagram app are automatically permanent messages, but after sending the message, you can click on the message and select Unsend. This deletes the message permanently.

 

After a “disappearing” message has expired, there’s a small grey icon and a line of text indicating a message was there.

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However, if a permanent message was unsent, there’s no sign of a message at all. For parents of Instagram users, this is important to keep in mind. While the idea of teens sending ephemeral messages may make parents (understandably) squeamish, the unsend feature is even more problematic because it completely prevents parents from keeping tabs on their kids.

 

A couple other facts worth noting about Instagram Direct:

*Only the sender can unsend a message or arrange for a message to disappear automatically.

*Recipients can take a screenshot of a disappearing message through the mobile device’s screenshot function. Instagram will notify the sender immediately if the recipient took a screenshot of the message.

*The sender of a message must be a follower of the recipient, but the recipient does not need to be a follower of the sender to receive the message. So, if my account is not private, and stranger Average Joe has followed me, he can send me private photo, video, or text messages even if I don’t follow Average Joe. Parents, if Instagram is an approved social media platform in your home, require your kids’ accounts to be private! Private accounts can screen followers. Public accounts are accessible to anyone.

*As of right now, there is no way to disable Instagram Direct.

 

While it is important to stay informed about new social media platforms, parents shouldn’t assume that “old” apps stay the same. As new apps become popular, like SnapChat, older apps like Instagram will add popular features to attract new users and retain current users. Changes to popular social media apps often make the news, so keep an eye out for headlines about your kids’ favorite apps. Log in periodically and see if anything has changed. Don’t be afraid to give or rescind your approval if an app makes changes. As the social media scene grows, it has never been more important to stay in the loop!

 

Let Clean Router help you keep up with your kids online! Our parental controls router can

*Block specific websites and general website categories (porn, violence, drugs, etc.)

*Email you browsing history reports

*Send you text alerts when the filter has been bypassed

and more!

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Smartphone-addicted teens have visibly different brains, researchers say

 

Research presented at the Radiological Society of North America showed the brains of adolescents addicted to smartphones and the internet are measurably different than the brains of normal adolescents.

 

The study, conducted by professors at Korea University in Seoul, North Korea, used a technique called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to evaluate the brains of 19 teens diagnosed with a smartphone or internet addiction and 19 average teens. The goal was to measure each teen’s level of two types of neurotransmitters: GABA and Glx. GABA is crucial to vision and motor control, and regulates brain functions like anxiety. Glx speeds up the neurons within the brain. Maintaining the proper ratio of GABA to Glx is very important for mental health and quality sleep.

 

The researchers found that the addicted teens had higher ratios of GABA to Glx. Unsurprisingly, these teens were also more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and insomnia. As part of the study, some of the teens who were addicted to smartphones attended cognitive behavioral therapy for nine weeks. These teens’ GABA to Glx ratios improved significantly after attending therapy, while the teens who did not attend therapy experienced no such improvement.

 

You can read more about the study by clicking here or here.

 

Smartphone and internet addiction is real, and its impact on teens is physical, emotional, and academic. Teens who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to struggle with their mental and physical health and get lower grades in school. The consequences of overusing electronics will affect their entire lives! It’s more important than ever to help kids develop healthy internet habits.

 

Clean Router, the original parental control internet router, can block porn, put your kids’ devices on a schedule, and help your family get to sleep at night. Get yours today!

 

Order your Clean Router today!

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Everything your kids need in a phone… Nothing they don’t. Introducing Clean Phone!

Finally, a safe smartphone for teens!

Does your kid need a phone, but not unlimited access to TikTok, Candy Crush, and YouTube? In the past, families had to choose between giving their kids 24/7 access to the entire internet (scary!) and buying a “dumb phone” (so not cool!).

Not anymore! Clean Phone is a full smartphone with robust parental controls for scheduling, automatic logging, and approving app downloads. CleanYouTube and Clean Browser are built-in!

 

 

Clean Phone extends your Clean Router’s protection beyond your walls. Whether your kids are on vacation or at a friend’s house, Clean Phone is the easiest and most flexible way to protect your family!

 

 

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