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Digital Parenting
August 20, 2021

You Should Be Moving Right Now

If you’re reading this article, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re sitting down while at your computer, or lying down while on your phone, or sitting down while on…
Internet Security
July 14, 2021

Securing Your Home Network: A Comprehensive Checklist

by Dennis Devlin & John Wu The Internet continues to be an extremely dangerous place, and both enterprises and individuals have become more dependent on it than ever before. The…
Digital Parenting
June 30, 2021

When can my child start learning how to code?

It may seem complicated on the surface, but your child can actually start learning the basics of how to code as early as four or five. Here are some first…
Digital Parenting
June 16, 2021

Does My Router Really Matter?

So you need a new router. Or, you’ve heard that there are better routers out there than the one you’re using. Unless you’re the kind of person who geeks out…
Digital ParentingInternet Security
May 20, 2021

Gryphon Insiders Webinar Recap: Tips & Tricks, Q&A and more

Last Wednesday, Gryphon Insiders held our first live webinar. We discussed new releases, network security, and tips & tricks for making the most of their Gryphon routers. We were also…
Digital Parenting
May 5, 2021

5 Free, Safe Online Games to Play with Your Family at Home Right Now

Technology should be a tool that you use, not one that uses you. Gryphon routers were designed with this very idea in mind. It means that your devices don't have…
Internet Security
April 20, 2021

Ask Dennis: Information Security 101

This is the first in a series of regular articles that Gryphon will be sharing to help current and prospective customers better understand the what and the why of home…
Should I let my kids have online friends?Digital Parenting
April 7, 2021

Should I Let My Kids Have Online Friends?

Understanding Online Friends I grew up in a place where I didn’t speak the language, making opportunities for friendships limited. I knew that I wanted to be a writer, but…
Internet Security
March 24, 2021

Ask Dennis: Why should I know what’s on my home network?

About Dennis Devlin: Beginning in the early 1970s, when large-scale cybersecurity practices were still being defined, Dennis Devlin was already starting to work with major institutions like Hoechst, Harvard, Thomson-Reuters,…
Digital Parenting
March 10, 2021

You’ve Unplugged. Now What? 6 Offline Activities to Keep Your Kids Off Their Screens

As schools, parks, and other physical spaces continue to be shut down or heavily restricted, most kids in the country are still stuck at home. One year into the COVID-19…
Digital ParentingInternet Security
February 18, 2021

Beyond the Router: Meet the Team

As much as we’d like to boast otherwise, our routers aren’t a catch-all solution to every issue—rather, they’re a tool in your arsenal to help you navigate the sticky, ever-evolving…
Gryphon: 4 Tips To Battle Screen Time OverloadDigital Parenting
May 1, 2020

4 Tips to Battle Screen Time Overload

Kids’ screen time is expected to increase 5x due to COVID-19. How can parents help protect their children from excessive exposure to non-academic sites, and bring back balance? Click to…
Gryphon Online Safety - Digital LearningDigital Parenting
March 2, 2020

How to make learning Physics seem easy with Video Tutorials

When your child is connected to the internet, make the best use of their tech gadgets through video-based learning. The following article was written by Jennifer Monroe: All subjects taught…
TikTok—you may not have heard of it yet, but you will.Digital Parenting
February 25, 2020

TikTok— over 500 million active users within 3 years

TikTok—you may not have heard of it yet, but you will. The video app, where users can upload and watch funny videos and interact with other users, seems to have…
Gryphon - Internet of Things - IoT DevicesInternet Security
February 9, 2020

What Will Smart Homes Look Like 10 Years From Now?

Current smart home devices are primarily responsive to people’s commands, like checking the weather or playing music. But based on current trends, the IoT (Internet of Things) industry is steadily…
Internet Security
January 27, 2020

Citibank Email Scam

Portions of this content are a summary of an article published by Fox News on January 23, 2020. --- There is a new and dangerous scam hitting Citibank customers’ email…
Gryphon Blog - Another Ring Camera hacked to spy on an 8-year-old - What to do nowInternet Security
January 14, 2020

Another Ring Camera hacked to spy on an 8-year-old: What to do now

The hackers in this case was able to hacking in this person’s Ring account by using an existing database of already exposed emails and passwords. There are a few very…
Gryphon: Smartphones and tablets causing mental health issues in kids as young as twoDigital Parenting
December 17, 2019

Smartphones and tablets causing mental health issues in kids as young as two

This content is a summary of an article published by the NZ Herald on November 13, 2019. (more…)
Gryphon: Teens Going To Detox Centers for Cellphone AddictionDigital Parenting
December 9, 2019

Teens going to detox centers for cellphone addiction

This content is a summary of an article published by CNN on October 21, 2019.  (more…)
Parent’s Guide to Setting Screen Time | GryphonDigital Parenting
December 5, 2019

A Parent’s Guide to Setting Screen Time Limits for their Kids

With the proliferation of a variety of electronic gadgets (connected to the internet)—smartphone, laptop, tablet--at homes, most of the kids nowadays are exposed to the screen contents of the gadgets.…
Gryphon: How to Control Kid's Screen Time Using a Parental Control WiFi RouterDigital Parenting
December 5, 2019

How to Control Kids’ Screen Time using a Parental Control WiFi Router

Every parent today wishes to protect their children from the threat posed by excessive exposure to web and cyber world. A Parental Control WiFi router is an excellent way... (more…)
Gryphon: 9 Ways To Become A Tech Savvy ParentDigital Parenting
November 17, 2019

9 Ways to Become a Tech-Savvy Parent

As 2019’s final quarter approaches, it is the right time to set you up for a whole new year of digital parenting ahead. There is no doubt that we all…
Wireless Router UpgradeWiFi Technology
October 10, 2019

6 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Wireless Router

Blink Blink Blink Well, that’s your Wi-Fi speaking! In this era of technological advancement, everything has evolved into a better version. (more…)
Gryphon: A Parent's Guide To CyberbullyingDigital Parenting
September 14, 2018

A Parent’s Guide To Cyberbullying

When it comes to childhood pastimes, board games and jump ropes have been replaced by cell phones and tablets. While the former didn’t present many risks, electronics have opened the…
Gryphon: About WPA3WiFi Technology
July 4, 2018

Why WPA3 is set to be a huge leap forward for the security of wireless networks

If you’re unclear about how this recent announcement affects your in-home security, read on. (more…)
Router SecurityInternet Security
June 11, 2018

Virus Attacking Routers Much Worse Than First Thought

5 Internet Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids and Home Safe OnlineDigital Parenting
May 2, 2018

5 Internet Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids and Home Safe Online

Though intended to make our lives easier, the internet can expose kids to unwanted dangers. And while many of us know about the risks of online predators and social apps that…
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