Welcome to Family Filter
We – Steve and Kath returned to Australia from the UK with a family of three children, we were astounded as to the amount of ‘stuff’ that could get through the supposed IP’s filtering system! Our kids were also at an age when we wanted them to know that computers were available for their use at certain hours of the day! SO … We went on the hunt!
We looked at most of the products. We discovered two things: It’s quite complex and it’s mostly all software!
This also meant two things! In the complexity department; each product offered different capabilities and levels of protection and each had their own positive features but also came with their own frustrating problems. And secondly; the fact that most products were pieces of software that one downloaded, meant that we would be purchasing MANY individual packages as our children enjoyed using a wide range of technologies ~ from desktops, laptops, ipads, PS3s, Nintendo Wii, iphones not to mention the devices their friends would bring over! When we list all these ~ it makes us sound as though we are such a techie family ~ however we are discovering that an increasing range of technology is now found in people’s homes.
It was not until we tried the an imported router based system that we realized there WAS a product that could provide a more comprehensive Internet protection and covered all the devices in a WIDE variety of ways!
Like a few others we’ve met, we had to travel (via the internet!) to America to find our first Internet filter product! The question begged ~ why do we not have this sort of product HERE in Australia, protecting Australian families! We were hearing horrific stories, some personal, some from the media, where families were being exposed to a side of technology that was NOT designed for children to explore! The effects of which were seriously destructive to both individuals and families.
We felt so passionately about this ~ we decided to import these Internet protection devices especially for Australian families. And so began Family Filter while continuing to look for something that does an even better job..
In late 2014 we were introduced to a team of local Dads who had built and successfully launched a better product so we have handed the FamilyFilter over to them to take up the cause of protecting Australian families.
KidsBlocker is a proactive company, one passionately and constantly investigating ways to make it possible to PROTECT, be SAFE and ENJOY the internet!