As children are attached to the cyber world today, it possibly leads to a whole time task for parents and they need to remain in constant touch with their children on a digital platform.
Mostly, every child seems comfortable with tech devices and internet, but they are unaware of the threats behind the pleasing screens. Teens are still learning and are not prepared to find the perils and pitfalls of being continuously connected - especially when we are talking about social media platforms.
So, as parents, are you keeping a close eye on kids social media activity?
What precautions are you taking for kids safety on social media?
Here are some useful tips you should know when kids are exposed to social media.
Monitoring your kid’s social media platforms
Social media know-how
Free and exciting gifts might be a phishing scam to trick the children for passing the private data or hacker’s move for injecting malware into the device.
Be watchful for applications within sites: Kids may indulge in such games which are redirected to third-party applications in community sites. But those apps may share or by default post information without informing or without being known to the user. Those links may carry viruses and harm your child.
Set the rules to use social media
Apply parental control: The best way to add an extra layer of kids safety on social media is by applying parental control in your and your child’s device.
With the help of parental control, you can set the screen time limit for social media, restrict and keep a watch on child’s online affairs and many more activities.
Parental control also safeguards your kids from cyberbullying, child molesters, cyberstalkers. It prevents children from cell phone addiction too.