Today’s kids are most likely to be found sitting in front of some kind of screen. That is not really something good, I guess, but that is what technology has brought to our lives and we have to deal with it the best way we can. Maybe it is not the greatest decision to ban our kids from using gadgets, but at least we can teach them some safe internet habits and do some important things to prevent the wrong use of their smartphones.
I don’t really like to talk about using gadgets because lots of parents would judge me for things I do, but I will say it now: my four-year-old daughter has her own tablet since she was two. We set it on ‘Kids mode’ for her so she can open kids songs on Youtube and play or draw in kids-friendly applications that we downloaded for her. She doesn’t play on her tablet all day long, but when I need a few minutes for myself, I will give her the tablet. There. We can move on now.
Keep your Kids Safe on a Smartphone
No matter how old your kid is and what your opinion on gadgets is, you should definitely listen to some advice on how to keep your kids safe online. This infographic from Pumpic is a great guide for keeping your kids safe on a smartphone. Read this, I think this will be helpful to every parent out there! Simple things like restricting in-app purchases or setting location data to private – that can really make a difference.
Encourage your kids to talk openly about what they do online and it will help you keep them safe. Check out this infographic and let me know what you think about this interesting topic. Do you think you keep your kids safe on a smartphone?
Have you ever thought about family technology detox?