The smooth and continuous access to the internet has made it a terrifying place for children and parents alike. The smarter E generation kids spend more time on their phones than their parents. This may be frightening children may not be aware of the actual dangers of the internet. They can be protected by monitoring their kids’ phones.
Here are a few ways of how the internet may harm your child and what can be done to protect them.
Bullies in everday life are hard to deal with, and cyberbullies though well know are very difficult to ignore and avoid.
Cyberbullying is more serious than traditional bullying as the victims can be reached anywhere. An image, video, or rumour can manage to end lives, careers, and reputation indefinitely. Though cyberbullies do not cause physical damage, attempts have been made at harming ones’ self.
The parental control software can help parents intervene before cyberbullying becomes dangerous with tools needed to block and report cyberbullies.
Ideally, only the sender and receiver of the original text can view the same. But that generally does not seem to be the case.
Teens who receive, share, or post sexually explicit texts on the internet, can damage the reputation and life of the person for whom the text was originally sent.
By monitoring your child’s messages, you can prevent them from problems that can arise in the future as a result of those messages.
Connecting devices to the internet have brought family and friends closer, but have also encouraged stalking. The smartphones or apps on them may give away information to stalkers about their whereabouts or travel patterns. This can make your child easy to find and be stalked.
Parental control services allow parents to monitor the location settings and thus prevent people who intend to harm them, thus keeping them same. Also, sharing the amount of information can be controlled.
Internet overuse causes problems like difficulty in focusing, lack of sleep, depression, and so forth.
Limitations on the use of the internet can help children use their devices responsibly.
Kids control apps can enable parents not only to control what their child is doing but also the extent to which they can use these facilities by turning off the devices after a limited time or blocking them during certain times of the day.
With the introduction of new apps every few days, it may not be possible for parents to control the app the child would like to download.
With child protection apps, all apps on a child’s phone will be visible. You can password-protect apps that they have no use for. Research of all apps that need to be downloaded must be done.
Parenting in the age of the internet is painful but not uncontrollable. Parents must use different apps, including kids’ control apps and child protection apps.