54 days ago

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS AND TEENS SAFE ONLINE: 4 MOBILE APPS PARENTS SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR

Adam Worley from

How to Keep your Kids and Teens Safe Online: 4 Mobile Apps Parents Should Watch Out For
These days, it’s next to impossible to keep kids off the internet. Fact is, you can’t keep an eye on them all day either. Whether you like it or not, teens and kids will always find a way to get online.

It can be worrying for parents, there’s a lot to be alarmed about and it’s not just exposure to inappropriate texts and videos, but also the dangers of online predators.

Yet, the internet is ubiquitous, we need it for many everyday things from learning, shopping and communicating. We can only hope when young people are online they have it in themselves to make good decisions about what they choose to see, visit and interact on the internet.

Besides, isn’t that what good parenting is all about? Guiding one’s offspring to make better choices instead of limiting their play time or their innate curiosity.

Truth is, you can’t rely on age restrictions to keep your child off an app or social media site. There are many kids out there with active Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Here’s the thing, as a parent, do everything you can to protect your kids online. Parental involvement decreases online risks for children.

Here are some tips you can do to create a safe space for your kids online:

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