I had a very interesting conversation with an elementary school counselor yesterday. He mentioned that a growing number of kids at his school are talking about and going to this new website. The hot new site is xhamster.com. I did a Google search, and here is how the site describes what it offers:
The counselor told me that kids are using their cell phones, laptops and tablets to access the site at 10:30 at night. It is like the designated time for several kids to be on the site at the same time.
The counselor told me that many parents do not know what is going on, but he is trying to get the word out. Call me old-fashioned, but I could not be up that late when I was in the 4th and 5th grade.
The best way to deal with this particular problem and the use of any website or social network is to have a good relationship with your child and to have open and honest communication. You can also use parental control software to block this site and many others.
If a person was at my home using their device wired or wirelessly or any of my computers, and tried to access xhamster.com, here is the message they would see.
OpenDNS is simple and easy to use. It works at the wireless router\switch level. As with most homes, all Internet access at my home is done via the wireless router\switch. OpenDNS is constantly sitting there monitoring all Internet requests.
However, if a child just really, really wanted to access the site, he or she will find a way. The child may access the site at a friend’s house or use a friend’s phone where there are no parental controls, technically or otherwise.
PARENTAL CONTROL SOFTWARE PARENTS MAY FIND HELPFUL
K9 Web Protection
Norton Online Family
McAfee All Access
I am sure at least one of these parental control programs will meet your needs. Let me know if you have any questions.
Be aware, talk, take action
John L. Jones