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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 need to be synchronised not only with your team, but also with your spouse, especially if she or he 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 that is on your list for today. And secondly, make sure you get creative and prepare a routine for your kids as well as for yourself. Below is the list of some online resources that can help to compile some activity list for our little ones.

Resources for keeping everyone safe while working from home with kids ๐Ÿ‘ฆ ๐Ÿ›ก ๐Ÿ’ป

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 make sure our network is secured. This will ensure that if we or our kids 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 number 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 ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ ๐ŸŽ“

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

Resources for working from home with kids: Museums ๐ŸŽญ ๐Ÿ›

We cannot travel, but we can still have a virtual trip to many places, thanks for 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 that 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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