Disclosure: A review unit was provided. All opinions are my own.
I’m not going to lie and tell you my kids are heavily limited on their devices. It’s summertime, and as many activities as we have lined up for the kids, we also have a lot of downtime where they just bum around until it’s cool enough to go outside, or until their next activity. Their devices also make great bargaining chips when their behavior is lacking, and since we are such a tech-forward family, if they get one device taken away, there’s always another at their fingertips. It was time to take some control back and enforce some rules around here.
My husband and I have looked into a few devices and felt that Gryphon offered exactly what we needed. Some organization with a ton of safety features in an easy-to-control app at our fingertips. When we received our review unit, we downloaded the app and followed the instructions on setting up the Gryphon Smart WiFi Mesh System. Within 20 minutes we had all our devices organized by who uses them, and we were able to set up limits on each child. We are a little more laid back about bedtime in the summer, but during the school year, we can use Gryphon to set their curfews on all their devices, including their televisions since they both have Smart TVs in their rooms. I’m completely impressed but how much I can control each device individually, and how easy it is to set up. We even have a guest account where we can allow access to our WiFi connection when people come over, without having to hand over the password.
When my girls turn up the sass or don’t complete their chores and opt to bury their faces in their iPads, I can easily shut off their Wifi access with the push of a button from my phone. Other features include limiting access to certain websites or allowing only a select few websites. My oldest daughter needs to access a website to complete her school assignments, and we can ensure she won’t get lost in the webs of the internet and find some questionable material. This gives us peace of mind when handing over the computer to her.
There are so many positive features of the Gryphon Smart WiFi Mesh System, I think every household with kids who use technology should have one. You can purchase your unit and find out more info by visiting Gryphon, or make your purchase on Amazon, which currently has a coupon for $20 off!