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Should I Let My Kids Have Online Friends?

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 I didn’t have anyone in my life yet who was willing to read what I wrote. So I began publishing my writing online and making friends as a young teen, discovering communities where I felt welcome and appreciated. 

I still had friends at school and was close with my family, but I felt more confident and fulfilled because I could talk on forums with people who had the same interests—and even as I’ve moved from place to place, I’ve maintained some of those friendships for over a decade.

So I know from experience that there are advantages to letting your kids join online communities and make Internet friends, especially if they feel lonely or misunderstood among their in-person peers. 

I also know that there are drawbacks: Being too online in any capacity, especially on social media, can make a person more prone to anxiety and depression. It’s easy to get addicted to the constant stimulation of the Internet, and social media may leave your child struggling with perfectionism. But these are not problems specific to online communities or online friendships, and they can be offset by reducing your children’s screen time. 

The reality is that letting your older child make friends online isn’t much more dangerous than dropping them off at a concert or a party: As long as they’re wary of who they talk to, and how much information they give out, they should be fine. 

Remember that the younger generation conducts much of their lives in a digital landscape already. This means that preventing them from talking to people online seems, to them, completely arbitrary. Would you only limit your child’s friends to people in a certain zip code?

These friendships are happening organically, especially since COVID-19 has confined most children and teens to their homes—in gaming communities such as Minecraft and Fortnite, on forums that serve a common interest such as Reddit, on Twitter or Tumblr in fandom spaces, or even on Instagram.

Consider that pen pals offered a similar kind of support in the pre-Internet days, bridging physical distance with communication that was often more open, honest, and thoughtful than what could be conducted in-person. According to a study conducted at UCI, the same core qualities of friendship that are present in strong offline friendships are present between close Internet friends as well. 

The Dangers of Online Friends

Many parents’ chief concern is that their child will be victim to predators masquerading as people their age. But besides being a rare possibility to begin with, the reality is that if your child is open with you, you’re much more likely to be able to spot any red flags they miss. 

“The whole stranger-danger movement did more to create anxiety in children than it did to protect them,” says Michael Rich, director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital, in this wonderful article by Julie Jargon of the Wall Street Journal. “If you turn everyone you don’t know into a danger, you live in a pretty scary world.”

In other words, teaching your child how to navigate online interactions, and recognize abusive or suspicious behavior—the same things you teach them to protect them offline—will do far more to protect them than trying to ban them from online communities entirely. 

My personal experience, and what I’ve heard about in my own communities, is that kids and teens online are most often groomed by people whom they know to be much older. These people make them feel special, often telling them that they are “mature for their age” and building trust over long periods of time.

This behavior is more likely to occur when channels of communication between kids and the adults in their physical spaces are strained or closed—they are seeking attention and respect elsewhere. So it’s vital that your child feels loved and respected at home, and comfortable enough with you that they’re willing to talk about the friends they’re making. 

The Dos and Don’ts of Online Friends

As with many aspects of parenting, sometimes only trust and open communication will set your mind at ease about your children’s online friendships. To maintain this communication, your child shouldn’t feel judged when they talk about their Internet friends. Often, they consider those friends as valuable as those in their real life. Treat online friends like you would treat their offline ones: Ask how they’re doing, what they and your child have been doing and talking about, and give advice if there’s any conflict. 

Give your kids reason to trust you—don’t snoop through their devices without their permission unless you truly believe they’re in danger, and make them feel safe coming to you when they feel they’re in trouble, even if it may be the result of them breaking a rule. Feeling like they need to keep secrets from you will make it that much easier for them to be manipulated.

Aside from keeping up a relationship of trust with your child, there are some general rules to follow if your child is going to make friends on the Internet safely. 

1. Try not to let your kids on social media before the age of thirteen, or at least make sure they’re only interacting with people they know in person—they need time to build friendships and confidence in their physical spaces, and should be mature enough to know what type of people to avoid. 

2. Young people should refrain from giving out their full name, where they live, where they go to school, their phone number, photos of their face, and photos with location tracking embedded.

3. Make sure they’re not befriending people who are significantly older than them. 

4. Teach them it’s okay to block individuals whom they feel uncertain about, even if there’s no “real reason” beyond their own instinct, and even if they think they will come off as rude.

5. Just as they would avoid bullies in real life, they should also avoid or block anyone who makes cruel comments about others online. 

6. They should know explicitly that racist, misogynistic, antisemitic and other destructive language is not okay, even if they use it in a “joking” or “ironic” manner—see this article by Caitlin Gibson of the Washington Post for more information on how memes contribute to radicalization. 

7. Kids should still spend the majority of their time offline, have confidence interacting with people in person, and maintain a real life support system: If they begin lacking in these areas, use your Gryphon router to limit their access to WiFi or even just certain websites. 

8. Make sure your children are open with you—Gryphon may let you see their browsing history, but you shouldn’t have to stalk them to be aware of their general activity!—and talk with them if they become secretive, there are significant changes in their behavior, or you’re otherwise worried about their safety. 

These are all crucial steps in making sure your child is protected, and ensuring they have a healthy relationship with both the Internet and the friends they make there.

All Children Are Different

So if you feel like your child isn’t quite mature enough to engage with people their age over the Internet, or if you’ve had trust issues with them in the past, use your own judgment to determine at what age and to what extent they are allowed to interact with people online. Gryphon can always help you monitor them more securely.

The point is, don’t let blind fear lead you to arbitrarily ban your children from communicating with people and developing friendships online. It’s hard to adjust when this kind of technology and globalization feels so new, but the reality is that the online world isn’t so different from the offline world. There are some dangers, but for the most part it’s full of people trying their best, being earnest with each other, and trying to find others whom they can relate to.

Adolescence is a difficult time for many kids, and often lonely. Any friendship is potentially a source of comfort, joy, and growth—even if it’s over the Internet.

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 pandemic, it seems like there’s not much else to do but rotate between devices: Phone to laptop to gaming console and back. Understandably, parents are anxious about how much time their children are spending online. Is it healthy? Is it safe? Is it leading to depression? Firm rules and restrictions like the kind that Gryphon routers provide can help curb children’s Internet usage—but doing so brings up other problems.

The biggest of these is that often, parents simply block their children’s time online without providing them meaningful alternatives to the breadth of entertainment and interaction that the Internet can supply. The solution? Make your child’s physical spaces more attractive than their virtual ones! Give them opportunities to be creative, physical, social, or all three.

You might have to be more involved than you think in helping your kids discover their offline interests. Remember that video games and social media rely on their attention, and they’ve been manipulated into giving it. A lifetime of screens has dulled their instinct for creating their own fun. Take time to help them hone those instincts, so that they can transition into entertaining themselves without resentment or withdrawal. If you’re not sure where you’ll find the time for this, you could set limits on the social media apps on your phone, or even try setting up restrictions for yourself with Gryphon to free up a few extra minutes a day.

Continue to let your children have some time online throughout the week. As important as physical hobbies are, they still need a place where they can talk with their friends without risking their health. Even the most self-sufficient child will suffer when isolated from their peers for over a year. Plus, certain online activities and games can be just as mentally engaging as those in “real life”—we’ll put out a list of these soon!

For now, however, here are a few creative alternatives to screen time.

1. Journaling & Scrapbooking

Despite the name, social media isn’t appealing just for its social aspect. Apps like Facebook and Instagram are excellent spaces for recording daily life and reminiscing on our favorite moments. Humans are naturally compelled to create records of their existence (the earliest known diary dates back to around 2500 B.C.E.!) and children are no exception. Try giving your child a lined or blank notebook where they can write or draw about their day. They might also enjoy scrapbooking as a more public way to document their lives, and as a vehicle for their favorite photos. This will give them an outlet for recording their experiences without subjecting them to the pressure and anxiety that often accompanies posting on social media. 

2. Cooking

Teaching your children to cook—or at least letting them help with the prep work—is practical, fun, and healthy. It takes up time, mitigating boredom, and it’s always rewarding to eat a meal you worked hard to make! Since most parents do a good amount of cooking throughout the week anyway, this is also an activity you can do as a family without having to carve out extra time in your week. Some kids might prefer the precise nature of baking, some might prefer the space for experimentalism at the stove, and some might fall in love with both. See what works for them, and be patient if they miss a step or get frustrated at a failed attempt. Anyone can cook—all it takes is time and a little encouragement. Teach them some basics, like eggs, pasta, and fried rice, and then help them out with their favorite recipes. They can graduate to more complicated dishes with time, and who knows? Maybe they’ll even start out-cooking you. 

Cookbooks can be great to have around the house, but every recipe imaginable is just a quick Google away. You can also browse sites like Bon Appétit or Delish if you’re looking for inspiration. Tip: Print out the recipe so that you can keep your devices out of the kitchen!

3. Nature Walks

When the weather allows, nature walks or hikes are a wonderful way to keep kids busy and get them outside. Even the most well-trodden paths are more interesting when there’s new information available, so suggest researching local animals, plants, and trees, and help them identify those things with them during their walk. Walks are a great time for family bonding, and benefit parents as well as kids by improving circulation, lowering risk of heart disease, and increasing Vitamin D intake. This means that your whole household will be more energetic, less fatigued, and less likely to experience the muscle and joint pains that so often accompany a screen-locked, sedentary lifestyle. 

4. Skating or Cycling

Since the pandemic began and made team sports impossible, the number of people buying bikes, skateboards, and other sets of wheels has dramatically increased—and there’s a reason for that! These activities are physically challenging, super fun, and they look impressive. Children can start using skateboards and roller skates as young as five, bikes at three or four, and scooters at two—just make sure they’re properly equipped with a well-fitting helmet and joint pads. Even cautious or clumsy kids can become proficient on their wheels within a few days or weeks, depending on how often they’re able to practice. This one can be a little time-consuming if you have young children, but older kids and those with more experience need little to no supervision as long as they’re properly protected and understand the rules of the road.

5. Arts & Crafts

This is a very broad suggestion, and could cover anything from coloring books to LEGOs to macramé. That’s because there’s an infinite number of things to create and an infinite number of ways to create them! You may or may not consider your child “artistic,” but the truth is that all humans are creatively inclined. Give your kids opportunities to draw, sculpt, build, fold, knit, cut, paste, carve, sew, stamp, crochet—they’re bound to find something they enjoy. Some kids particularly love making things they can use or wear: Bracelets, earrings, storage boxes, coasters. Some like making things they can display: Calligraphy, embroidery, paintings. They can even make their own dolls and toys. Whatever they choose, help them focus on the fun of the activity rather than their skills. And if it’s a messy craft, give them a space where they can get messy! They can always clean up afterward.

6. Reading

It’s every parent’s dream to peek into their kid’s bedroom and see them reading a book instead of scrolling through their phone. But as we mentioned earlier, kids’ attention spans are shorter than ever, so don’t feel bad if you don’t currently have a little bookworm in your home. This doesn’t mean you can’t have one—kids today actually spend a lot of time reading already; they’re just usually absorbing memes and listicles rather than novels.

Here’s a really easy trick to get your child to read those books instead: Let them pick. Don’t push your favorite books from childhood, and don’t judge their choices! This can make them resistant to reading before they’ve even started. 

Instead, let your kid into a library or bookstore (whether online or masked at a brick-and-mortar), and allow them to pick up any age-appropriate book. And yes, this includes graphic novels and comic books. No need to worry about whether these count as literature—comic books have more rare words per every 1000 words than books written for adults. Plus, as Dr. Laura Jiménez of Boston University suggests, the medium of comics can “provide an entry point for struggling readers, challenge gifted readers, and help more students learn.” Other children retain information best aurally and will prefer to be read to; you can read to them yourself, or provide them with an audiobook.

Paperbacks and hardcovers make disconnecting easier, but most libraries aren’t open right now and books can be expensive, so if you’re worried about cost, check online to see if your local library has a lending app like Libby or Overdrive. You can then download the book or audiobook to a device and use your Gryphon router to block that device from using the WiFi, ensuring your child stays offline. Otherwise, check out thriftbooks.com for cheap used books. 


Some kids will become very invested in a one particular hobby very quickly. Others prefer to jump from activity to activity throughout the day. Again, figure out what works for them. Focus on their interests and help them explore and refine their own ideas for what their days should look like. This will make their devices that much less tempting.

Revel in their accomplishments, but make sure they know their hobbies are less about “getting good” and more about having fun, being creative, and staying healthy. If your child is having a difficult time being away from their devices, try decreasing their screen time week by week instead of taking most of it away at once. The more time they spend offline, the easier it will be to stay offline. 

And there are, of course, many activities that extend beyond this list. Pay attention to your child’s interests and encourage them in that direction, or do some more research and offer them other suggestions.

The most important thing is to make sure that as you use Gryphon to help your kids disconnect, there’s something else around for them to connect to. This way, with time, they’ll be happier, more present, and more energetic than they were when they were battling their boredom with the Internet alone.

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 world of technology. Our tech problems are changing and growing all the time. Children are being introduced to screens at earlier and earlier ages. COVID has moved our business and education experiences to the digital realm without us really comprehending what goes on there. The most effective way to combat these issues is really with information: You can’t solve a problem if you don’t understand it in the first place. 

This blog exists to provide that information. We’ll write what we know from years of tech experience. We’ll do the research on emerging issues and condense everything so you don’t have to struggle under a mountain of technical jargon. We hope that this can be your go-to site for understanding how to protect yourself and your family from online threats. Helping people with their digital experiences is what Gryphon set out to do, and our work here is an extension of that. 

The individuals on our team operate from a wide variety of perspectives and experiences. Digital parenting and cybersecurity are important to all of us for different reasons, but always on a personal level. We think these issues matter—that’s why we’re here. We wanted to introduce ourselves so that you could get an idea of where we’re coming from and what we can offer you. We hope that, with time, we can become more familiar with our readers too, and work together to better curate the content that you want and need. 

Allan Chua, Director of Marketing

Allan has personal experience with the difficulties of digital parenting

When my son was eight years old, he had an encounter with adult content online. It was completely heartbreaking. I felt like the moment he saw what he saw, a part of the innocence of his childhood was lost and we could never get it back.

I reviewed his browsing history and saw that he was not looking for any of it. Just by being a kid doing kid stuff online, he saw things no kid his age should see. It was at this point I realized that when it comes to protecting our kids online, we need to be vigilant. We need to assume that they will come across things they shouldn’t see if we don’t do anything about it. Not doing something to prevent it absolutely makes me, as his parent, a serious part of the problem.  

In the process of searching for solutions, I found Gryphon through their Kickstarter campaign even before I ever met John and Arup. Amazingly, less than one year after the tragic incident with my son, I found myself on the marketing and business development side of the company. 

Gryphon is also important to me because, while I love technology and feel able to wield all the benefits and opportunities it presents, this is not the case with my family. We can control our entire house by voice and even my BBQ grill has a WiFi connection—but my family doesn’t have the same comfort with tech. They don’t feel safe with it. I can see through the digital dynamics of my family that there’s a tremendous need to give people the power to feel safe within the technology that runs their lives.

Tara Langager, Social Media Manager

Tara grew up in the transition period of digital parenting

My parents had to learn to navigate the uncharted territory of what we now call digital parenting alone. Their version of parental controls was simply unplugging and hiding the router. I know now how helpless they felt trying to protect their children—even in those days, the Internet seemed like a force that could not be tamed.

It still does, and parents still feel a sense of urgency to protect their children’s safety. Thankfully, today there are more resources available to protect them from online threats, and Gryphon is among them.

I’ve had the opportunity to speak with countless families who tried every type of parental control product, only to have their child bypass each one—except for Gryphon. We provide families with a product that not only protects their children but restores their sense of peace and safety, and that’s something I want to share with every family.

As we launch this blog, I look forward to offering parents a fresh new look and approach to digital parenting.  With the perspective of someone who has navigated the world of a digitally connected childhood, and understands the struggles for both children and parents, I hope I can provide you with a unique set of tools to help you and your family. 

Our goal is to empower parents by providing them with the most up-to-date trends and threats facing digital infrastructure. This space requires parents to always remain two steps ahead of their children. We want to foster an environment that encourages an open dialogue between parents. Technology is ever-evolving—there will always be a new source of danger and new obstacles to overcome—but not having to do it alone is a great reassurance.

Isabelle Rupani, Content Writer

I’ve been online since the age of eight, and as a child was constantly overriding my parents’ attempts to control my screen time. Now I’m struggling to monitor my own young brother as he enters a digital world that’s much more complicated and manipulative than the one I knew.

My experiences, along with those of my peers, have provided me with an intimate insight into young people’s messy, psychological relationship with the Internet. I’m familiar with the ways it can help and the ways it can hinder. I’ve learned that parents are often worried about the wrong things: For instance, making a toxic friend of the same age is much more probable than entering into a relationship with a predator, and the growing pressure to excel at and monetize hobbies can smother your child’s creativity much more thoroughly than a little online gaming.

As much as I want to warn you about the dangers of the Internet, I also want to help you see the ways in which it is valuable. I want you to understand how your children perceive it, and how you can alleviate their resentment of how you monitor their lives online. I love kids and I want to help you protect yours while also protecting your relationship with them. I know how fragile that connection can be, especially in their adolescence, and I don’t want any misconceptions about their experience to be what severs it.

I find that Gryphon makes some of the most stressful parts of digital parenting easier, so that you can focus on what really matters. I hope that through my research and experience I can help you ensure that your child has a healthy relationship with themselves, with their devices, and with the world around them.

Dennis Devlin, Consumer Security Advocate

Dennis is a cybersecurity advocate

I have been working with computers and networks ever since I was a student at UPenn in the 1960s. I spent my career managing information technology, security, and privacy at large international corporations such as Thomson (now Thomson-Reuters), and higher learning institutions like Harvard, Brandeis, and George Washington University. For most of my career, computer and network risks were something that institutions worried about. They hired professionals like me to make sure that computing and network technology risks were identified, understood, managed, and minimized.

Since then, the world of computers has changed dramatically. The responsibilities for identifying, understanding, managing, and minimizing technology risk have largely shifted from institutions to the individual consumer. This shift has been exacerbated by COVID-19 and almost no one is fully equipped to handle it, though these risks affect everyone: parents, business owners, employees, students.

I learned of the Gryphon Guardian while my daughter was searching for a way to protect my granddaughters on the Internet. The product intrigued me, and the more I learned about Gryphon the more impressed I became. I have worked with technology all my life. Technologists like me expect (and too often enjoy) complexity and detailed jargon. But I found extraordinarily little of that. Instead, I found a network security solution that seemed to be written for consumers and parents to empower them to identify, understand and manage the people and devices connected to their home networks, and by doing so minimize many of the risks. Moreover, Gryphon is not just a product, but a service that combines anti-malware protection and the rapid detection of anomalies. 

I was so impressed that I contacted the founder, John Wu, and asked how I might be able to help. The rest, as they say is history.

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How to make learning Physics seem easy with Video Tutorials

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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 in school are important, but Physics is arguably the most important of them all. That’s not an exaggeration, actually. If it’s not for Physics, how else could you have understood the inner workings of the universe? How could you have known how the planet we live in operates, or how light and darkness alternate? Without the understanding of energy and matter, how else could we have understood important aspects of our lives, including heat, sound, electricity, or even magnetism? It is only physics that helps us make sense of our surroundings and of our own existence.

With that being said, however, we must admit that Physics is an extremely tough subject to learn. Many students are unsure of the right books to read, which role models to follow, or what topics to begin with. The subject is so vast and complex that many learners feel intimidated by it. Ask any student in your neighborhood what they think of physics and they will most likely tell you that it is the subject reserved for the smart ones. But they aren’t entirely right. It is possible to learn and understand Physics regardless of how smart you think you are, provided that you find the learning method that works for you.

If you want to be a physicist but Physics is giving you nightmares, don’t give up just yet. Not until you try learning via video tutorials. There is a general consensus among science students that video-based learning is making everything about science seem easier and fun. Video grabs your attention and engages you in a way that traditional learning methods will not. They are crispier, shorter, and more elaborate than any other learning medium. That is why video tutorials are becoming widely accepted as a learning tool all over the world. In this post, we will explain further 4 ways how-to video tutorials will make Physics easy for you.

1. They are short and precise

According to most psychologists, the average student has an attention span of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, most high school classes are 30-45 minutes long, while university classes extend to 1-3 hours. Being in a Physics class for all that time can easily leave you more confused than learned.
The good thing with video tutorials is that they can be as long or as short as you need them to be. You can find a 5-minute video with all the information you need about a certain Physics concept. And you can also find a detailed 1-hour video with the same information. You can choose to watch one video per topic or as many as you can find.

2. Provides great visuals

Physics is both experimental and theoretical. You need an audio-visual or animated video if you are to understand the experimental part of the subject. If you want to learn how to connect an electric circuit, for example, it will be easier to watch a tutorial of someone connecting a circuit than looking at illustrational images and static explanation paragraphs in a book. A great source of learning science lessons through examples and practical work is through the Generation Genius website. There you will be able to see in reality how to conduct proper experiments step by step, as well as be able to go through the steps at your own pace. There, among other lessons, you will be able to learn the properties of the matter better by following video examples as well as engaging in discussion, DIY activities, assessments, etc.

3. They facilitate thinking and problem-solving ability

Video learning is both engaging and insightful. They communicate scientific ideas and relay concepts in small, easy-to-understand chunks. A video tutorial engages multiple senses, bringing you into the moment (the here and now). Using multiple senses in any learning environment allows you more cognitive connections, which, in turn, makes you think deeply and understand concepts from all possible perspectives. You also acquire multiple problem-solving skills, skills that come in handy when solving complex Physics problems.

4. They demonstrate procedures impressively well

Physics is procedural in nature. Its procedures are comprehensive, so you need to be good in mastery learning in order to understand them. And because they are complex, you may not be able to understand everything in one take. You will need to reference it over and over again. Videos are great in that you can always replay and reference any procedural demonstration, unlike in a traditional classroom where you are forced to grasp as much as possible within a 1-hour lecture.

Conclusion

Video tutorials are quickly becoming a necessity in teaching and learning science. You will definitely find more value in watching a Physics video tutorial than reading static information in a book or listening to a boring 2-hour lecture. Whether you are a visual, auditory and kinesthetic learner, video-based learning will work impressively well for you.

TikTok— over 500 million active users within 3 years

TikTok—you may not have heard of it yet, but you will.

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 taken over the internet! As with most social media, TikTok is wildly popular with young people, and while the app has age restrictions, they don’t verify users ages, so many younger children are using it as well. Knowing this, TikTok is releasing a “family safety mode,” which will give parents the option to exert a little bit more control over what their children are seeing and who they are engaging with on the app.

With this new model, parents can link their child’s TikTok to their own account and start protecting their children in three ways:

1.) Enable “restricted mode” which automatically blocks inappropriate videos.

2.) Block messages entirely, or allow messaging between their children and friends only.

3.) Set limits on how long their children are allowed to use the app.

Learn more about TikTok and how to set up parental controls for your children by reading the original article: TikTok ‘family safety mode’ gives parents some app control.  Click here to read the full article.

What can Gryphon do to help?

In addition to using the “family safety mode” from TikTok, you can also use Gryphon to completely block the app during Homework time.

This content is a summary of an article published by BBC on February 19, 2020

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