Dear KoalaSafe Team:
I am a father of 2 boys and the fight about their “screen-addiction” is
a constant battle in our family that costs a lot of nerves. Thus, I
found out about KoalaSafe and my wife and I are happy to have it.
However, we think their could be some improvements.
I am developing software myself and I
have 2 suggestions as improvements for KoalaSafe:
Currently, the time setting at our home on KoalaSafe is on e. g. from
8 am to 8 pm and I have to switch the internet on /off through the app,
if the kids surf too much. Actually, I would like to have a function,
where I can give my kids 1 hour “distributable/splittable” internet time
per day and that’s it.
It would be great, if I could limit the “online time” of each kid to e.
g. 1 hour. This would be best accomplished, if kids would first open
their browser, click on “start internet time” and once they are done
using the internet “stop internet time”. Thus, they could also
distribute the internet time over the day, e. g. use 30 minutes in the
morning and 30 in the evening. Some hotels have that functionality for
paid internet access.
As parents never know, where their kids surf or what (illegal stuff)
they download, it would also be great, if you offer a paid VPN-service,
where all kids-internet-traffic is routed through a proxy of yours,
which could have 2 functions: a) filter illegal websites, b) if you dont
filter enough and my kids would download a movie, we wont get sued for
that as it runs through your servers.
Actually, there is a service in Berlin, Germany (Hotsplotz) for
companies that want to offer free Wifi. All the traffic is routed
through them and they take full responsibility for the traffic. For
explanation: in Germany, there used to be a law “Störerhaftung”, which
regulated that when you give away your WiFi to e. g. customers, guests,
then you are fully liable for what they download / do on the web. This
law is currently being abolished by the EU to have a better WiFi
distribution. However, talking to a lot of other parents, many are
concerned what their kids might do (illegally) on the web.
Finally, I recommend your product to all my friends, because I think
it’s the best product on the market for that purpose.