Today, parents raise children with totally new habits. In fact, young children use tablets and teenagers communicate constantly via SMS. Most schools have integrated computer and tablet learning into their curriculum. Parents allow their children (pre-teens and teens) to use a smartphone because it allows them to keep in touch with them. They can find out where they are and learn more about their activities.
The challenge for many parents is to assess the advantages and disadvantages of digital freedom for their children. Many understand that limiting their access to the Internet can have an impact on their learning ability and development. Yet it also means exposing children to threats and information they are too young to understand.
That’s why installing a powerful parental control system can help you. It is the essential digital accessory for all parents. Just as your children learn to lock doors when they are home alone, they must learn to use a security system on their devices.
Here are five good reasons to install TTSPY phone tracker app on all devices used by your children:
- Online Security
Cybercrime is worth billions of dollars. Organizations of cybercriminals use despicable techniques to take advantage of the carelessness of some Internet users. A recent Symantec survey found that since 2015, 689 million people around the world have been victims of cybercrime.
A child’s brain is constantly developing and learning is permanent. His thirst for learning can lead him to adopt risky practices on the Web, for example by communicating too much personal information without wanting to. This can jeopardize one’s own safety as well as that of others.
- Time management
The screens create an addiction. They can “hypnotize” an adult to spend hours in front of a device. And what’s going on around does not count anymore. A child will have a lot more trouble than an adult to free themselves from this real addiction.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, in addition to being a real waste of time, prolonged sessions on a screen can have negative consequences on posture and sight, disrupt sleep and dangerously reduce all physical activity. As a parent, it is important to adopt a healthy lifestyle by limiting the time that you and your children spend in front of a screen. You can set usage limits on your kids’ devices. Decide on devices-free slots and offer other activities, such as walking, a car trip, or a family game.
- Digital Reputation
Children are flooding social networks with publications and photos from their weekends and holidays. Most of these innocent publications go unnoticed. However, a simple search on Google allows you to quickly get an idea about an individual, via its online publications. Many higher education institutions and companies inspect public social media pages for information about potential candidates. What they find is taken into account in their decision to accept or hire. Remember, whatever your children are deleting online, there are still traces left. Yes, even on Snapchat.
Ensure the security of all their social networking accounts by checking their security and privacy settings. The majority of sites allow you to define the level of confidentiality of your publications, and if this is not the case, they usually offer the possibility of making a private account.
- Data Backup
Since children are now using the Internet to do their homework, it is essential to back up all their data in a secure and reliable location. Teach your children the importance of saving and storing their data safely. Many free internet programs offer storage services. They can however be riddled with malware and viruses. In addition to their presentations, homework and other projects, children also keep a multitude of precious memories in the form of photos, SMS and e-mails. If a phone falls into the water, breaks, is lost or stolen, or simply breaks down, backup is paramount. Protect the precious memories of your children by saving their data.
- Good Habits on the Internet
Knowing the right decision is a cognitive skill that children can develop with the help of their parents. Teach your children to behave online as you would like them to do in everyday life. Make them understand the importance of exemplary behavior, offline as well as online. Overcome the consequences of cyber-harassment, the possession and distribution of pornographic content, and the immoral nature of piracy. Tell them that very strict laws protect the victims of these crimes and that parents can not release their children from this responsibility, even if they try.