“Generation Z,” those individuals between the ages of 10 and 25, is considered… “…digitally native, so they do not consider technology a tool, but rather part of the environment in which they live.”
Globally, the internet presence of users in the 15-25 age range reaches 71%. Generation Z uses all types of devices (smartphones, tablets, PCs) as a means for free information from an early age.
Thinking that the Safe Search filters implemented by platforms and search engines are enough to control the online activities of children and teenagers is a pure illusion, since youngsters know how to disable them.
Many parents apply passwords to block such filters, but teens know all the tricks for browsing incognito, changing the IP or simply avoiding the search by sending links to explicit content via message, or by typing the url to the forbidden site directly in the address bar.
FlashStart’s intelligence based on the DNS protocol is much more far-reaching and effective than parental control filters.
FlashStart can enable filters with a click for searches on Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and YouTube on the whole network and also on mobile devices, with no possibility for minors to disable them whatsoever.
Google and Youtube can be monitored separately and, even if the user tries to browse incognito, explicit contents are not accessible and do not even appear in the results.
As far as links shared via chat are concerned, all the FlashStart products use URL filtering and DNS over HTTPS, in order to grant maximum security within the domestic network, as well as remotely.