Parental Control, Monitoring kids & More


Posted : 12-Aug-2017

 Children today are open to access a realm of digital devices, often from quite young ages – making, learning ever exploring and interesting. There are countless educational apps on the web. The digital world is stimulating and unlocks huge educational opportunities for children but somewhere it is a hard place for parents to navigate if their kids are on the right track. It is important that parents also learn and understand the games and the platforms their children are using and the features they access. There are apps that give children opportunities for collaboration and sharing, while others have in-app purchases and features such as tagging and countless applications that have chat features where the users can interact with a large number of people. It can be a challenge for the parents to monitor each and every activity of their children. But, DON’T WORRY! there are many ways to allow your kids to socialize with their friends while being safe. Some effective tips to keep your children safe.

 

Protect with Password: Ensure all household digital devices and desktops are password protected, never share the password with your kid for any whether it’s a Google Play account or iTunes. By doing this you can give a certain freedom to your child and it’s a great way to manage a family sharing.

 

Know your kid’s digital world: Spend time with your child and understand his/her online habits, what are they accessing? Use screen control devices or parental control software, use restrictions, lock settings and any additional privacy settings related to individual applications and most importantly don’t forget to peep in now and then to see how much time they spend. Try keeping a close watch.

 

Protect Identity: Educate your child not to disclose personal information online and why they shouldn’t give this information to strangers no matter how hard the latter convince. Take your time to explain or discuss with your children in an age appropriate manner.

 

Parents’ knowledge of Facebook and other social media: It is suggested that parents stay proactive and learn the ins and outs of Facebook and other social media which their children use regularly. Social media applications are largely interactive in nature so it is important that parents learn to use these social tool application such as how to change privacy settings, configure timeline settings, review activity log, and much more.

 

Educate your child on privacy: The Internet is a gateway to the world, you can receive and send unlimited data, but, there lurks vulnerability in the corner if not used wisely. Teach your child not to trust every person they meet on the web and give out any personal information. Make sure your child create a strong password to be on the safe side. Most importantly do not agree to meet strangers and be cautious of suspicious web links. If your child is browsing in a public place teach to sign out correctly to avoid data theft of personal information.

 


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