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There are several worthy internet service providers in the U.S., but CenturyLink is one of the best you get. With a particularly impressive footprint in Arizona, Colorado, and Washington, CenturyLink delivers services in more than 35 states. Millions have access to the CenturyLink DSL network, while CenturyLink Fiber is also becoming available in more and more service locations.
As a CenturyLink Internet subscriber, you must have received a CenturyLink modem. And if you have young ones in the family, it is only logical you will want to figure out how to implement parental controls on the device and ensure a healthy online environment for your children.
Today we will share with you information on how to set up parental controls on your CenturyLink modem router.
CenturyLink understands as a parent, everyone has a well-justified concern about how the internet is used by the young ones in the family. Children nowadays have more than one reason to use the internet, such as education, social interaction, and entertainment.
The question every parent ponders upon is how can they protect the kids from the dark and shady aspects of the internet. And, how can they ensure a healthy level of screen time without getting into a tussle?
With Centurylink however, you can rest assured it is very much possible. Because the CenturyLink modem-router comes with built-in parental controls, giving you the ability to shield your children from age-inappropriate content, while also allowing them to consume healthy material. You can control access to content, create groups for the kid devices, and set up an access schedule to manage their screen time.
While the tools you get to manage your kid online experience with the CenturyLink modem are surely effective, it is recommended you also engage in 2-way communication with the child. Often including the young ones in the process, and asking them as to what type of content may be safe for them to encounter, you can gain insights that may otherwise elude you.
With that said, let us now look at the process of making your CenturyLink in-home WiFi network safe for the young ones at home.
With CenturyLink Secure WiFi it becomes ever so convenient for you to access and set up parental controls. You can do so via the My CenturyLink web portal or the My CenturyLink app, depending on whatever you feel more comfortable with.
First and foremost you must identify all kids devices. You will see them all displayed under Connected Devices, and you can also rename any to make it easy to identify and remember. Group them all in one or create separate groups, but do keep in mind each device can be listed only in one group at a time.
The CenturyLink Modem-Router gives you the ability to block web content and services as well. You can block websites or services by content category for a group of devices connected to CenturyLink Internet.
CenturyLink parental controls also give you the option to create schedules. You can set WiFi to be disabled at homework time, family time, dinner time, or bedtime.
You can also edit a schedule, meaning change access days and timings, as well as remove a schedule.
While most leased CenturyLink modem-routers include Secure WiFi if you are not using one which has this feature you can still set up parental controls, albeit via the modem’s web interface. Here are the steps involved in the process:
To implement parental controls on the access of websites via the CenturyLink modem settings, and thus protect your kids from age-inappropriate content, follow these steps:
Similarly, you can block certain online services which you may observe are causing distraction or which you deem unsafe for your child. For instance, instant messaging, gaming, and social networking services. And, here is how you can do that:
In order to create an internet access schedule for the kids, and keep them from getting engaged online at dinner time or bedtime, for instance, this is what you need to do:
In order to specify times for the WiFi to be enabled on selected devices, navigate to Access Scheduler, and select the device from the drop-down menu or enter its IP address. Set up the days and timings when you want the device to access the network, and then Apply changes.
Well, there you go!
Parental controls are easy to set up on your CenturyLink modem especially if you have the Secure WiFi feature on it. Keep in mind that sometimes your modem might face issues, which means that you might need to reset your modem. This can cause all your customized settings to erase and so, in order to ensure you can save these settings and learn how to properly reset, we have published a guide for you to follow!
With the information we have shared today, we hope you find it easy to ensure your kids’ online experience is safe. With that said, however, it is always advisable to talk to your children and help them understand why certain content may lead to grave harm.
Yes, CenturyLink modems come with the option of implementing parental controls.
Parental controls allow you to ensure a safe and healthy online environment for the young ones who have yet to understand what online content is not appropriate for their age. Parental controls allow you to control the web content and services as well as manage internet access for one or more connected devices.
Yes. If the leased modem you received with your CenturyLink Internet subscription includes Secure WiFi, you can implement parental controls via the My CenturyLink app, and also via My CenturyLink web portal.
Yes. When you get a CenturyLink modem with Secure WiFi, you can block websites by using the Block Web Content option via the My CenturyLink app.
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