Study shows that over 50% of parents have set up parent controls and filters on their and tablets but only 40% say they have done the same on their children’s smart phones. 18% of parents lost money or data from their phone or tablet because their children used it unmonitored.
One in five children has a smartphone and each has seen something on their devices that upset them. Internet bullying is one of the major problems your child may probably be going through confined in their bedroom. Without monitoring what your child does online, they could be addicted to the profane world worse still pornography which can be accessed with ease from sites that are not keen with age limits and controls.
“Without using control such as built-in security, safety and privacy features and search engine filters, children will almost certainly run into something that really isn’t appropriate for their age.”
Smartphones have restrictions, or parental control that can be set using a passcode, parents could also set up on Android phones to control how far their kids. For the sake of data loss and monetary losses, parents have a better reason to put up filters in the gadgets used by their children.
Apple was recently told to refund $32.5m to parents whose children had made purchases without their parents’ consent. Adults were also warned to as well stay safe as Microsoft released its annual online consumer safety research. PINs are a recommended control for communication and connection gadgets.