South Africa has entered another lockdown, which means that schools in many provinces have had to close their doors and resort to online teaching. Learners can truly benefit from using the internet; it is an endless resource for educational notes, videos and simple explanations.
However, it can also be the source of numerous cyber threats, such as viruses and spyware. It is vital to give your children a safe experience when they use the internet for school. WonderNet can provide fast, affordable and reliable fibre internet, but we can also set up firewalls and other safety measures for your kids’ browsing and e-learning experience.
How a firewall can make online school more safe
A firewall is a security programme that monitors and controls the data and traffic within a network. It acts as a barrier between a trusted network and an untrusted network to keep malicious data off of your device. A firewall can be used to block viruses, spyware and spam, as well as to filter unwanted content from search engine results.
This is vital when children are using the internet for school. A firewall can be programmed to filter and block malicious content and websites from appearing in the search results. This ensures that purely educational and child-friendly content can be seen. In the age of e-learning, teachers expect learners to use the internet as a tool to find solutions to problems and to research topics for discussion.
A simple but effective cyber security system will allow your children to do this without inadvertently seeing something that they shouldn’t. Many firewall brands offer parental control over internet content or simple anti-malware software that will prevent cyber criminals from gaining access to web cameras, passwords and private information.
WonderNet is giving away five free firewalls
WonderNet is giving away five free Firewalla firewalls to new customers. Simply by signing up for any WonderNet home or office fibre internet package during July 2021, you will be entered into the draw. This giveaway is ideal for people who work from home or who have children that are attending online school.
The firewall will provide well-rounded protection for your connected devices and improve the overall security of your internet connection. Firewalla offers various cyber security solutions against hackers and threats, as well as full parental control over the type of content that children can access online. These sorts of safety measures are not only relevant during the lockdown, but at all other times since the internet is such a ubiquitous tool.
If your child uses the internet for school or to watch cartoons, consider installing a firewall or setting up advanced cyber security systems to improve their browsing experience. WonderNet can offer customers guidance on these important systems. For more information about our fibre offerings or to get a quote for an internet upgrade, please contact us today.