Do you miss the days of simple, tangible safety measures like covering electrical outlets and securing cabinet latches? It can be difficult to navigate how to keep your kids safe in an increasingly digital world that is dominated by personal mobile devices with Internet access. Thanks to the technology boom, the young and vulnerable could be exposed to a sea of inappropriate content and extraordinary risks.
It’s not just the older kids. Children of all ages are using technology. Of children age 2 and younger, 38% have used a mobile device for media. Of age 8 and younger, 21% use smartphones. 56% of children ages 8 to 12 own cell phones. And in the age 13-17 bracket, 91% access the Internet on cell phones or other mobile devices.
Children depend on their parents and other adults for online safety and protection. Here is a breakdown of your parental control options.
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