Kids today have access to things we just didn’t have as kids, and they’re growing up a lot faster. Most kids have cell phones, tablets, laptops you name it, and various ways to get online without their parents hanging over their shoulder every two seconds to see what they’re doing. Often times parents worry and wonder what’s going on when they’re not around.
We heavily monitor what our kids do online and on their tables, they don’t yet have cell phones but I know we’ll be monitoring when the time comes.
There are many programs out there for both computers and even smartphones that will give you the option of having their device have the ability of the ability of parental monitoring. It’s a smart thing to do, especially with kids. There’s so many things that you may not think your kids are doing, or things you may not think are happening to them (like being bullied) that you can help with and find out and check out with monitors.
Don’t think of it as spying, think of it as keeping your kids and your family safe. It may even help with your family communications as well with kids issues, and online safety.
May 16, 2012 – 7:46 PM - | Posted in daily life, Parenting, parenting tips and answers | 3 Comments »