Most have criticized companies like Comcast for there allowance of Pornography via pay-per-view and subscriptions. But really, I have always thought Comcast did a great job with there parental controls for there cable TV service. There are many options for blocking channels, show ratings, titles etc… It really is good and thorough. And the 4 digit password can detour many from accessing adult content. But I would like to take a moment to commend them on there new gateway internet portal which gives the parents of a household many options as to how to filter out unwanted material from a device.
In the past, you would have to buy a filter software program for each device. It could be quite the hassle and expense. And I still think this is a good way to go if there is a device that is being misused in your home consistently. Or especially if you want to monitor texts, phone calls, or even phone apps.
But xfinity keeps making great strides to give the adults in there homes a filter on each device that connects to your network. So if a kid comes over to the house for the night you can get on your portal and locate the name of the device that he/she is using to filter it! This can happen without the kid knowing! Pretty cool!!! It certainly does not deal with the mass amounts of available material on the world wide web, but what it can do is prevent the accidental exposure to porn that you are trying to prevent from happening. This works for younger kids. Older kids will just find video’s on how to bypass such filters. Why? Because that’s what lust does. It always finds a way!
But what is way cool is that you can set a device on Bedtime mode through the online gateway through your online xfinity account. This Bedtime mode will shut off a device for the times you specify! So that is way cool especially if you do not want your kid from using a device at night, or even during the day! This means they cannot use the internet in your home. They can make calls and texts, play games and use apps, but they cannot access the internet through your wi-fi. Very cool feature. It again is a good move on Comcast part to help give more control of what is available to there kids. This in my opinion is the best way for regulation of the internet. Give the parents the tools needed to do a good job! If a parent does not want to filter things out, then they have the right to do so.