Mobile internet surfing has become as popular as the computer internet surfing because of the possibility and ease of staying online when on the go. Doubtlessly, your kids must be surfing the internet through their mobile devices and stay online even when on the go. But how secured is your kid’s mobile device for internet surfing?
Did you ever give any thought to it? Perhaps never, or just once or twice or quite often but what have you done actually? Well, no worries, there are several many parents like you who keep worrying about the safety of their children but hardly take any action in real.
One great way to overcome your worries is to install parental control on your child’s cell phone but what to do until you really get it installed? Should you keep your child unsafe till then? Not, a safe idea, isn’t it?
Of course, cell phone parental control software is the most reliable way of protecting your child’s privacy while using the cell phone and maintaining total safety, yet there are certain other things that you got to take care of especially when you are one of those parents who do not know about the software programs and their roles in safety or haven’t used any yet.
Here are the Tips for keeping your Child’s Cellphone Usage Safe:
Tell your kids how to deal with strangers online:
Your kids can surely be extraordinarily interested in exploring the internet space but they are naive too and may land up on sites where paedophiles wait for such innocent minor internet users to prey upon. But if you have told your child about such predators and the consequences of talking to them as well as of visiting the sites which aren’t age appropriate for them, the chances of their being in trouble decreases.
Explain your kids the result of giving personal information online:
Giving away personal information like address, phone number, etc to strangers can result into child abduction, and other dangerous crime of which children are generally unaware. Explain your child well how can giving the personal information to strangers or simply placing them on sites like Facebook or other online profile prove dangerous.
Smarten up your kids to handle the unknown calls & SMS safely:
There can be some unknown caller trying to contact your child and once your child befriends such a person and gives all personal information, the chances of your child’s being kidnapped, raped, or as worse as being murdered increases. But if your child is well aware of ignoring such calls & SMS and putting all such numbers to blacklist or block list, there is no safety issue.
Ask your Kids to keep Phone Password Protected:
If your kids’ cell phone has tons of personal information saved on it, losing which to other can be dangerous, it is essential that the cell phone is password protected. And children generally lose their things more often than adults, thus losing a cell phone containing essential information can prove really dangerous but password protection increases the chances of keeping the information safe.
Tell your child to keep Cell phone GPS location off for Social Sites
Keeping the cell phone GPS location ‘On’ for the social sites like Facebook, Twitter has potential danger as it publicly announces the current location of the user and you may never know how a predator on internet added on your child’s friend list mistakenly, may misuse the information.
It is an obvious that installing child cell phone monitoring program will do much better a job than anything else on earth yet these simple security tips will prove helpful in averting unfortunate consequences.