Internet Safety

While the internet offers many opportunities, it can also be abused. For the online protection of all who attend Sandhurst, we do not provide open internet access. Staff, along with the elder and deacon chairs have access. All other ministry leaders who need wifi access on campus may see Reeves Cannon or Kristi Tellis to have the password entered into their device. The Sandhurst wifi password will be changed regularly to ensure protection continues. Thank you for understanding.

 

Home Internet Safety

Also, to help you keep your homes safe from internet abuse, we recommend at least the following two layers of protection as good practice for all – Circle and Covenent Eyes.

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* Circle (by Disney) – a physical unit which filters/blocks the internet coming into your home by user/device, records traffic, turns off/on internet at different times – and many other useful features. At Amazon - “Circle allows your family to manage all of your home's connected devices with ease. With Circle, parents can now filter content and limit screen time as well as set a bedtime for every device in the home. Circle can even pause the Internet and share what kids are up to online. How it Works: Circle pairs wirelessly with your home Wi-Fi and allows you to manage every device on the network-tablet, TV, or laptop.”

Cost: $99 one time.

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* Covenant Eyes – a subscription-based program that you download to each device which filters/blocks sites and records all traffic, providing accountability reports to a friend. At Covenant Eyes: “Imagine getting a report of the websites your family members visit, the search terms they use, and the YouTube videos they watch. Imagine protecting each member online with a filter that’s tailored to their needs and blocks the Internet completely at certain times a day. Imagine that protection following you and your family on all the computers, smartphones, and tablets you use.”

Cost: $11/month for an individual; $15/month for a family.

For more info and other resources related to internet safety and recovery, contact Reeves Cannon or Kristi Tellis, who can advise directly as well as put you in touch with lay counselors with experience in both protection and recovery.

Help!

"I - or someone I know - is struggling with addiction to pornography."

You don't have to fight this alone - please contact Reeves Cannon or Kristi Tellis for support.

"...the enslaving power of pornography is not the last word. God has the last word. The Holy Spirit has the greatest power. We are not mere victims of our eyes and our brains." - John Piper

Here are some additional resources for help and direction:

> Articles about sexual purity, pornography, and help for yourself or others (from desiringgod.org)
Articles for help related to porn addiction (from familylife.com)
Articles from Covenant Eyes on helping others in crisis
Escaping the trap of porn