Thursday, May 14, 2020

Using Modern Technology To Keep Your Children Safe

When you look around the web at parenting forums, social media pages, and blogs, you will find a lot of people talking about their concerns with exposing their children to modern technology. Some are worried that their little ones aren’t going out enough, while others fear that they may find themselves in trouble if they visit the wrong places online. Of course, though, while technology can be dangerous for young people, it can also be an incredibly powerful protection tool. But how exactly can you use tech to keep your children safe?
At Home
Making your home into a modern fortress is much easier than most people expect. CCTV options have come an awfully long way over the last few years, with many of these tools offering advanced features like motion detection and facial recognition. Getting a few cameras set up at the important points around your home will be a good way to ensure that you always have a view of the place. Not only will this make it easier to keep your family safe when something goes wrong, but it will also give you peace of mind when you have to leave your little ones at home but don’t want to leave them alone.
Out And About
Keeping your child safe when they are out and about can be trickier than making your home secure, and a lot of this work will be down to the teaching you give your child before they are allowed out on their own. Alongside making sure that they are streetwise, though, it will also help to make sure that you know where they are at all times. GPS trackers can be found fairly cheaply nowadays, but you could also try this if your child already has a smartphone and you’d rather save some money. Knowing where your child is at all times will make it very hard for them to get into trouble.
Their Devices
It’s hard for a child to understand the dangers of the internet. No matter how well you teach them about the risks they face online, kids will usually see dangerous websites as nothing to worry about, and this could land them in serious trouble. Both Apple and Android smartphones have parental control apps that enable you to monitor your child’s phone usage and internet history to make sure that they aren’t going to places that they shouldn’t. There is an argument that this is unethical, though most younger children won’t mind having this in place until they reach their teenage years.

Modern technology is extremely powerful, and it can be both a blessing and a curse for parents. There are countless options out there that can help you to keep your child safe, but you need to make sure that you’re working hard to employ them all. As time goes on, more and more parents are going to be facing this challenge, and this means that new options are going to be popping up all the time.

0 travelers' comments:

Post a Comment

I love comments so leave me a line or two and I will follow your trail and comment back.

It's been..

Daisypath - Personal pictureDaisypath Anniversary tickers

Travels and Wandering " © 2011 │ Template by Demcy Apdian-Dias │ Tweaked by EnAiRrAh