Like any other cyber crime online predators are a real threat to our tech-savvy teens and pre-teens. For those of you, who are muddy about who an online predator is and what it does; simply put, online predators use personal information to sexually victimize minors. Instant messaging apps and social networking sites are the most commonly used platforms by predators to flirt and engage others in a romantic relationship to illicit sexual purposes. According to the FBI, at any given time there are almost 750,000 online child predators on the lookout for vulnerable targets.
Such a high number means an equally high chance of your child being a victim to online predators. You, like every other parent would do anything to keep this from happening, but helicopter parenting and constant nagging to check their phones and keep their passwords will only frustrate them. After a while, they will start using means to outsmart you and all your effort will go in vain. So, what can you try which can work for both of you. Well, a tool popular in tech-savvy parents is parental control apps, which they use to keep an eye on their kid’s online and offline activities. But first, let’s have a look at this infographic internetsafety101, to learn more about this problem.
Digital Parenting Apps
Teens often use dating app not meant for their age just for ‘fun’ and become a victim of sexual predators, which you obviously don’t want. So you should be on the lookout for every such app and website which is not appropriate for your kid. Firstly, talk to your kids about the dangers of these apps and not to use them. The next step you can take to ensure that they don’t, could be to use smart parental control apps like FamilyTime, to not only keep an eye on your child’s online activities but to block any inapt apps.
This app- from a Single Dashboard- lets you:
- Monitor your teen’s web-browser history and bookmarks.
- View the complete list of apps installed on their phone/tab.
- Blacklist any app you find inappropriate.
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This app enables you to do all this and much more i.e. track their location, Geo-fence locations, Watchlist contacts, remotely lock phone, etc.
Make Parenting Easy!
It is natural in parents to worry about their children’s well-being and do anything to keep them happy, healthy and safe. You’ll agree that the conventional ways of parenting have lost their essence and don’t work that well with today’s kids. So, shift to smart parenting and use parental control apps for stress free parenting. Keeping children safe has never been easier!