Circle with Disney (1st Gen) - In-Home Parental Controls for Wi-Fi Connected Devices

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  • B019RC1EI8 Amazon ASIN
  • Circle Brand
  • CIRC001 Model Number
  • Categories

    Electronics, Networking Products, Computers & Accessories

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  • May 16, 2019 Last Review Date
  • Dec. 20, 2016 First Seen Review Date
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Many adults think that a lot teenagers are going to have sex or consume alcohol in every opportunity because that’s what they would do with the opportunity of being young again [R]

4 weeks ago0x3639 posted submission on Showerthoughts.
May 16, 2019
4 weeks ago0x3639 posted comment on Showerthoughts.
May 16, 2019

That's true, but most aren't competent enough to figure out how to do that. (Unless they install one of these handy things from Disney™).

Stuck with massively expensive satellite internet and desperately need network monitoring program to establish who the data sponges are and put a stop to them [R]

8 months, 2 weeks agomoosic posted submission on HomeNetworking.
Oct. 2, 2018

Potential Limitations to be aware of (don't know if relevant, figured I'd put it out there straight up, just in case):

I live in Australia

I have access only to satellite internet

I live in a little corner of the world where I cannot access any kind of fixed line or mobile internet and as such am subscribed to the Sky Muster (II) satellite. Satellite internet is eye-wateringly expensive and fair-use data limited (regardless of how many people use your connection), meaning I can only purchase so many GB of data within a 4 week period and that has to do for my family of 5, all with laptops/ipads/phones/tvs, so we consume a lot of gold-plated internet-flavoured gigabytes.

After going over our limit and being throttled several months in a row to speeds so slow it gives you far too much downtime to plot murders and shit I yelled at spoke to the kids (again, but in my "don't poke the bear" voice this time) about why we don't use our playstation all night or watch youtube all afternoon. This wasn't successful in stopping the problem and I had to cut them off. This is not a viable long-term solution as two of them are in high school and need the net for their homework. And my son is 17 and single, so in all fairness he should be able to access the net for recreational purposes too. I'm not a monster.

I blocked them simply by blacklisting them through our router firmware interface. The firmware I speak of though (D-Link router DIR-859 v1.05), is very basic and lacks the ability to do much more than allow you to appoint immature names to devices like "Princess Whingeybitch" (husband's phone) and change the wifi channel passwords.

I want some kind of program/interface/firmware that is capable of -

  • long-term monitoring and graphing internet usage by device; and
  • ideally where that internetting is being done (website names); and which
  • has some degree of ability to throttle or ration data vacuums; and which is
  • reasonably idiot proof.

I've tried blundering and bluffing my way through this problem through the use of an obscene amount of software, none of which has done what I need. Programs I have tried are too numerous to list, but have included countless "ip scanner" programs, and most recently, Colasoft Capsa 11 and ntop.

Obviously freeware would be great, but I'm willing to shell out for just the right piece of software if it does everything I need in a user-friendly manner.

I have dedicated many hours over many months attempting to figure this out for myself, but I just can't. I'm not completely clueless with a computer, so friendly advice along with remotely clear instructions should be adequate for me to sort this out.

Thank you in advance.

8 months, 2 weeks agomoosic posted comment on HomeNetworking.
Oct. 2, 2018

Just go with this...

https://www.amazon.com/Circle-Disney-Parental-Controls-Connected/dp/B019RC1EI8/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1538531786&sr=8-1&keywords=disney+circle+2

Stuck with massively expensive satellite internet and desperately need network monitoring program to establish who the data sponges are and put a stop to them [R]

8 months, 2 weeks agomoosic posted submission on HomeNetworking.
Oct. 2, 2018

Potential Limitations to be aware of (don't know if relevant, figured I'd put it out there straight up, just in case):

I live in Australia

I have access only to satellite internet

I live in a little corner of the world where I cannot access any kind of fixed line or mobile internet and as such am subscribed to the Sky Muster (II) satellite. Satellite internet is eye-wateringly expensive and fair-use data limited (regardless of how many people use your connection), meaning I can only purchase so many GB of data within a 4 week period and that has to do for my family of 5, all with laptops/ipads/phones/tvs, so we consume a lot of gold-plated internet-flavoured gigabytes.

After going over our limit and being throttled several months in a row to speeds so slow it gives you far too much downtime to plot murders and shit I yelled at spoke to the kids (again, but in my "don't poke the bear" voice this time) about why we don't use our playstation all night or watch youtube all afternoon. This wasn't successful in stopping the problem and I had to cut them off. This is not a viable long-term solution as two of them are in high school and need the net for their homework. And my son is 17 and single, so in all fairness he should be able to access the net for recreational purposes too. I'm not a monster.

I blocked them simply by blacklisting them through our router firmware interface. The firmware I speak of though (D-Link router DIR-859 v1.05), is very basic and lacks the ability to do much more than allow you to appoint immature names to devices like "Princess Whingeybitch" (husband's phone) and change the wifi channel passwords.

I want some kind of program/interface/firmware that is capable of -

  • long-term monitoring and graphing internet usage by device; and
  • ideally where that internetting is being done (website names); and which
  • has some degree of ability to throttle or ration data vacuums; and which is
  • reasonably idiot proof.

I've tried blundering and bluffing my way through this problem through the use of an obscene amount of software, none of which has done what I need. Programs I have tried are too numerous to list, but have included countless "ip scanner" programs, and most recently, Colasoft Capsa 11 and ntop.

Obviously freeware would be great, but I'm willing to shell out for just the right piece of software if it does everything I need in a user-friendly manner.

I have dedicated many hours over many months attempting to figure this out for myself, but I just can't. I'm not completely clueless with a computer, so friendly advice along with remotely clear instructions should be adequate for me to sort this out.

Thank you in advance.

8 months, 2 weeks agomoosic posted comment on HomeNetworking.
Oct. 2, 2018

The absolute easiest way to do it is to buy a Disney circle. One time purchase and you’ll be all set. You can control everything. I locked my kids access immediately. I then setup a second vlan for my personal use.

https://www.amazon.com/Circle-Disney-Parental-Controls-Connected/dp/B019RC1EI8/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1538531786&sr=8-1&keywords=disney+circle+2

Noob Parent Needs Firewall (?) Help! [R]

9 months, 3 weeks agoPinkcoffee posted submission on techsupport.
Aug. 25, 2018

I have a 16yo tech savvy son who is pirating software on P2P sites. AT&T has busted him twice for it because he’s not using a VPN (I’ve gotten email notifications warning my service will be terminated)

I had to change the WiFi password so he is completely disconnected now, but needs some access for school (Wikipedia, .edu sites, etc) and eventually I will restore everything but P2P sites.

I have ZERO experience with restricting traffic and am seeking out fellow redditors knowledge base to see how I can do this myself w/o having to install a bunch of expensive administrative software.

I have a Pace 5268AC Router on AT&T U-verse if that helps.

EDIT - I really appreciate all the feedback. I’m going to mark it solved for now and do more homework. Seems to be the delicate balance between IT and Parenting here. Lots of great ideas. Thank you all.

9 months, 3 weeks agoPinkcoffee posted comment on techsupport.
Aug. 25, 2018

Circle with Disney - Parental Controls and Filters for your Family’s Connected Devices https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019RC1EI8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_55HGBb4FE5C23

This is easy to use- so if you’re not a computer person this is for you. You can even restrict hours etc etc i know several people who use this and love it

Must Do Things for children's PC? [R]

1 year, 6 months ago333base posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 11, 2017

They are 5 and 7 year old little girls. What are some things I should do to baby proof this thing for them?

I plan on setting up standard / admin accounts and whatever basic adult content filtering I can figure out, but aside from that I can't think of anything else!

They'll be using it for steam, silly web stuff, and minecraft.

1 year, 6 months ago333base posted comment on buildapc.
Dec. 11, 2017

Get open DNS or this.

Husband and I have different core beliefs on teens use of phone. [R]

1 year, 6 months agoanima-vero-quaerenti posted submission on Parenting.
Nov. 17, 2017

We have 3 kids (13,10,7). Last Christmas, we bought our then 12 year old a phone. We were unprepared to give our kid a phone. We had no idea what we were doing. We had “rules” but in hindsight, they were more like guidelines. Point is, we had no clue how to parent a teen alongside technology. Period. I guess no one knows what they’re in for the first go around.

Fast forward a year. 13 yo grades are severely slipping, she’s waaay more withdrawn and mood swings/screaming matches w me (Mom) are more frequent. My solution was until the grades are up, NO PHONE. Husband’s take on it was, by taking stuff away, it won’t motivate her to do better. His idea, let HER write the rules and that way it’s on her term. The idea of this makes my entire being cringe. I DO NOT like this. I was not raised this way. Which i know is not relevant but I thought might explain my hesitancy.

I would love to get some ideas and feedback on how other families with teens deal with phone.

1 year, 6 months agoanima-vero-quaerenti posted comment on Parenting.
Nov. 17, 2017

Dumb question, why did you get her a smartphone?

Maybe invest in a Circle Router. That way you can shut off internet access to her phone when necessary.

https://www.amazon.com/Circle-Disney-Parental-Controls-Wireless/dp/B019RC1EI8

My kids don't read anymore! [R]

1 year, 10 months agoduffman13jws posted submission on Parenting.
Aug. 14, 2017

Got 3 kids and in beginning of summer my eldest, 13, got a book at the library. I just asked her how it was and she said she never got to reading it. She had it for 2 months and read through the first 10-15 pages 3 times with weeks in between.

She used to be an avid reader going through tons of books in summer but now she spends her down time browsing the web and playing games on her phone. Instead of taking half an hour to read before sleep she spends half an hour going through her social media accounts.

Is this something you would regulate for your kids? I think reading is very important because that's what I've been taught. It's supposed to strengthen vocabulary and improve concentration. Kid says she still wants to read the book and has one or two more she wants to get to, but every time she has an opportunity to read she chooses her laptop or phone.

Should we be more active in helping her choose reading over internet? I can't easily turn off internet in the evening because she has her own phone internet. I don't think confiscating her phone to make her read is a sustainable solution. Is there a better way? What are your methods? Family reading time in the living room? Family book circle?

I also want to mention my 11 year old who is heading down the same path as her sister although she still read one (thick fantasy) book this summer. Finally there is my 8 year old who still reads because each night we read a bedtime story with him (which he then gets super into and continues reading on his own, his sisters were like this at his age too).

Help please! Ideas!

1 year, 10 months agoduffman13jws posted on Parenting.
Aug. 14, 2017

Check what kind of access controls your internet provider has on their router - many companies have the ability for a parent to cut wifi access to devices at will. Killing their internet at a certain time can be a positive thing.

If your provider doesn't have the tools, a device like a Circle can help manage it as well.

Grandma is getting the kids 3 cheap Polaroid tablets for Christmas. How do I apply good parental controls? [R]

2 years, 5 months agodlayknee posted submission on AndroidQuestions.
Dec. 23, 2016

Looking to limit time for certain apps, monitor usage and content.

Further, how can I share my existing music and movie libraries with them?

2 years, 5 months agodlayknee posted on AndroidQuestions.
Dec. 23, 2016

I don't know the specifics of Polaroid's tablets, but my wife & I are eye'ing one of these as soon as our kids are old enough for their own electronics.

As for media sharing, if they're Android-based and use a Google account, you can make family groups of Google accounts that share purchased movies between all of them. For non-Google-Play stuff, you might want to look into a media server such as Plex

What do you guys use to keep your kids in check? [R]

2 years, 5 months agoDec. 22, 2016

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2 years, 5 months ago_Demo_ posted on sysadmin.
Dec. 22, 2016

My son is sneaking youtube time when he's supposed to be reading. How can I restrict his app usage by time? [R]

2 years, 5 months agofstraat posted submission on ipad.
Dec. 19, 2016

My son reads before bed on iBooks and has been sneaking Youtube and minecraft when he is supposed to be sleeping. I'd like to restrict his access after 8 p.m. to iBooks only. Is there any setting or app that can help me? I found something called Guided Access but it seems like a pain in the ass and it's not really what I want. We are on ios 9.3.3.

Thanks

2 years, 5 months agofstraat posted on ipad.
Dec. 20, 2016

Not sure if you want to spend money, but Disney has this interesting device called circle.

https://www.amazon.com/Circle-CIRC001-with-Disney/dp/B019RC1EI8