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On-line resources for working from home with kids

Working from home with kids and your partner at home is challenging. We need to create a new routine. We need to be flexible. Work needs to be synchronised with your team and spouse, especially if they can also work from home. But how about kids? They need to carry on education. Children need to be entertained and taken care of. First of all – take it easy – try to agree with your partner when you can take care of children and when your spouse can spend time with them as you need to take this call or do something on your list for today. And secondly, make sure you get creative and prepare a routine for your kids and yourself. Below is the list of some online resources that can help to compile some activity lists for our little ones.

Resources for keeping everyone safe while working from home with kids 👦 🛡 💻

Disclaimer:
I will describe the solution that is easy to set up. I know it’s the best, and it works perfectly for me, but I may not be objective as I work for these guys.
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First thing first – stay safe!
Before we go deep into our virtual journeys, especially when we allow our kids to use devices online, we need to ensure our secure network. This will ensure that if our kids or we accidentally access places that we don’t want them to visit, that websites will be blocked. It will also ensure that we do not download any harmful software to our devices.

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The solution is actually easy; you need to reconfigure your DNS settings to use secure instances. We call them OpenDNS Family Shield. DNS – Domain Name Server – is the service that translates every human-readable name that we tape in our browser (e. g. www.bbc.co.uk) into numbers that computers and network devices will understand (e. g. 151.101.64.81).

Rather than trying to scare you with technical details, I will redirect you to step by step guide written by my colleagues: Home Internet Security.

TL;DR You need to change DNS settings to: 
208.67.222.123
208.67.220.123

Resources for working from home with kids: Education 👩‍🏫 🎓

Now, when we already have our home network secured, let’s start exporting some of the educational offerings from the Interwebs.

Resources for working from home with kids: Museums 🎭 🏛

We cannot travel, but we can still have a virtual trip to many places, thanks to technology, digitalisation and websites that share all those places.

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Staying home these days is not easy. We need to keep working, sharing our duties at home, as well as taking care of our small treasures. It is important to remember that noting will substitute time that parents can dedicate to their kids. However, in these extraordinary times, we need to make sure that our kids stay educated, entertained and can play as well. They understand more than we think they do. Let’s take care of them. Stay safe, folks!

Do you have any links that you would like to share? Comment below, and I will add them to the list.


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