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Stay diligent when keeping up with your kids online activity

Posted at 9:18 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 17:02:13-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Online predators are a top concern for parents. Kinetic Secure recently won an award for their ability to help parents monitor their child's activity and keep them safe.

"I have two 14-year-old girls that scare me the most, and my 11-year-old son," said Stephanie Laux, spokesperson for Kinetic Secure by Windstream. "The hardest part is trying to keep up with all of the apps. I spot check. And video games is another way people can infiltrate into your kids lives."

Windstream offers Kinetic Secure. It's a triple threat when it comes to online protection for kids. Its anti-virus, anti-spyware and a firewall.

"It gives the parents some tools like parental controls," Laux said. "They can block a whole category of topics by a keyword, they don't want their kids to go to websites that have this specific topic. They can also block specific websites."

Laux says blocking off time periods when kids can and cannot use the their devices helps tremendously as well.

And while the software is great, nothing beats plenty of open and honest conversations.

You also want to keep the computer in a high traffic area inside the home.

Kinetic Secure by Windstream also has a blog with regularly updated tips for parents, as well as some games to make learning about internet safety fun for kids.

Visit www.windstream.com to learn more.