How to Protect Your Kids if They Keep on Outsmarting You
No matter how hard you try to protect your kids, they will still find a way to navigate the internet and manage to access sites that you block. And if at the moment they can't access these sites, I say to you that it is just a matter of time before they break your security lock and proceed to their online activities without you knowing.
First of all, there is something you should know. There are many ways your kids can manage to break through the security wall of your computer. They will and they can keep finding ways as long as they see something to block their access to forbidden sites. They can use proxies, other IP address, disable security settings, and download software that can counteract the security setting.
What's the use of web security software then?
Take note that even web filtering software manufacturers will admit that their products aren't 100% foolproof. So if you have different security software installed on your computer, your kids can still access sites beyond the security line. Web security softwares are only effective if you use it properly and if your kids don't know how to unlock it or use other ways to bypass your setting.
What should you do then?
If you have different security filters on your computer and still your kids are able to make access of the following sites, then you have to know which method they are using. This is the only way where you can outsmart them.
Learn more about the computer, the proxies, RDP, SSH, VNC, Google translator and Tor. These are the things that are commonly used to crack security access. Ask your kids about them. Suspect that they are bypassing your security setting if they can explain these vividly to you or if they are obviously avoiding discussing these topics.
Create access passwords so that they can't disable your web filtering software. Change it regularly.
Most of all, you need to talk to your kids about this issue. They may resist what you say and may argue with you on this but if you talk to them good then they may reconsider. The thing is, good parenting coupled with open communication is the key to make sure that they are always safe when they are online. Try to invest in these things early and you can reduce the risk of your kids being put in danger.