You have ever heard from your teenage child that “all friends have a smartphone and I want one”. And parents gift a smartphone on his/her 14th or 15th birthday. That’s fine. Nothing wrong in it. But your job isn’t over after gifting what they want especially in this case. Since they have got a mobile phone, they keep the device on their fingertips. Don’t be surprised but, this is a warning sign for the parents.
Believe it or not, the Pew Research Center has reported around 95% of teenage boys and girls to have a smartphone at fingertips.
Parent’s intention is pure that the child is living in the 21st century and everything is becoming digital and he/she should have such a digital device to grow and match with the world. But the digital world has another side which worse for teens. From social media sites to games and educational apps to entertainment apps, online predators and fraudsters are everywhere to trap your children and affect them negatively.
Well, you might have a question “how can I know my child is addicted to Smartphone?” Quite an interesting question! Here below are a few signs that might help you.
1. Sticking with the smartphone all the time and ignore the necessary tasks including school work.
2. Posting every detail about herself/himself on the Internet
3. Like other addiction, a need for more & more
4. Stick with the phone even when you talk
The simple Solution is Proactive Parenting:
Generally, parents do not make any rules or contracts while giving a smartphone to the hand of a kid. That’s the first mistake all parents do. Before putting a mobile phone in your teen’s hand; you should set some guidelines & limitation.
Here below are ideal contract points that must be included:
1. Time limitation for using a mobile phone like keep the phone aside during school work and bedtime
2. The phone shouldn’t be used at a dining table, family time and in the car, etc.
3. App Restrictions: certain apps shouldn’t be installed in the smartphone
4. Passcode rules – Parents should have passwords of all including phone locks and social media accounts
5. Guidelines on sending and receiving texts, images, video or any other graphical content
6. Data usage & limits
7. Who pays for recharge, repairing and broken/lost phones
8. Last but not least, the consequences of breaking rules
9. These aren’t hard rules to be followed, are they? If it doesn’t work; you have the only option left: Parental Control App.
With the Child Mobile Phone Monitoring App, parents can easily set the screen time for the mobile and track record of what activities your teen is doing on a mobile phone. It seems like you are the observer of your lovely teenager’s activities and real-time location as well.
Download Child Protection Android App 2020 and install it in your kid’s mobile to keep a close eye on the mobile activities of your kid every time.