Social media risks for your kids and how to avoid them
Social networks like Facebook and Twitter can open kids up to a lot of potential emotional or even physical abuse. From them having feelings of inadequacy caused by social media to the dangerous pursuit of digital validation through “likes” and “followers”. And as parents I’m sure these are apps you’d immediately delete from your kid’s lives. Pointing out how bad this technology obsession is for young people.
As too much screen time on these social media apps can also cause dependency. Where your kids can have the increasing desire to passively consume content and this can lead to falling grades. To a lack of exercise and impeded social interaction caused by the isolating danger that technology can cause. But the truth is your tweens and teens love these social apps so the best is to take the control back through Parental control apps.
The primary way Parental control apps clean up the Internet for kids is by filtering out websites with explicit material and other inappropriate content. The default Web filtering of these services will block obviously harmful material like pornography, excessive violence, and rampant profanity.
However, they also allow parents to customise the filtering based on what they think is appropriate for their child. The granularity of these filters differs from service to service. Many apps have a range a filtering pre-sets based on how old the child is. For instance sex education websites may not be suitable for toddlers, but for teenagers they’re a vital health resource.
There are many ways in which Parental control apps are utilised. Either by setting up filters in your main search engines. Or using search engines that are geared towards children. To setting controls on entertainment platforms such as YouTube or activating safety measures offered by the different social networking sites. And the safety avenues are endless you’ll pick that which is suitable for you and your child.