When safe measure such as parental controls aren’t useful
You’ve secured all your software packages, especially when it comes to your child’s devices. You’ve done all the necessary security and are monitoring their every click and internet search. Through security settings that allow you as a parent to restrict the type of content they could access, as well as set time limits for when the young ones could use the devices.
Therefore they won’t be downloading of apps that aren’t appropriate for their age or internet search that leads them to a page not for their viewing. Good, right? But hang on ever thought parents that there may be instances when safe measures such as parent controls aren’t useful.
Here are 3 examples where parental controls can be bypassed.
When your child logs in to the internet using their friends device
If your child’s friends network security isn’t up to scratch on their device, your child could easily log into the internet using a friends device unsecured network to access whatever content they desire.
When they’re visiting friends or family that might not have the same controls set up
As we don’t all parent the same in some homes parents may be lenient when it comes to their family’s internet usage. Due to a number of factors like maybe their kids are grown and able to handle unsecured internet use. And this could be a chance for your child to go internet search crazy or happen to run into a site not really made for them.
Using public Wi-Fi
Unless you can ask and monitor that your kids abstain from public wireless, which is highly unlikely. Especially since it’s often available when they’re out and about, public wifi is not always secure. And can allow children to search the internet free from controls and this can mean that they can access or deal with sensitive information, that you wouldn’t want them to see.
Therefore parents beware and try stay ahead off all the above by talking to your child and agreeing with them what they can and can’t do online. This will show that you’re taking an active, engaging, and realistic attitude toward your children’s Internet use. And they’ll be far more likely to understand and respect your wishes.