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Ways to Monitor your Child's Computer Use

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 4:37pm
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Ways to Monitor your Child’s Computer Use

Technology keeps advancing each day, and most parents find it challenging to keep up. However, you still need to stay updated and outsmart your child while using their electronic devices. Although computers are beneficial for kids, they are also harmful, and this makes parents install parental control software. However, there are some ways to limit your kid’s screen time and the places they visit.

Here are ideas to try out:

1. Parental control software

Parental control software is a handy tool for many parents. It allows you to control what programs, games, or web content that your child views online. You can as well use it to limit the time your child spends using their computer or playing games. With a parental control app, you can easily watch your child’s online activities.

But, if your child chats with strangers online, rush to Google, and type “sell your phone online.” By doing so, you’ll be able to trade the device and use the money to acquire another phone when your child is older.

2. Computer placement

Some parents lack parental internet controls and prefer placing computers in their kid’s bedrooms. But, it’s easier to watch what your child does if you set the device in the living room. This way, your child will be unlikely to visit restricted sites containing pornography and other adult materials.

Final thoughts

Kids love using computers to search for information, share photos, or chat with peers. They are likely to view many unsuitable materials when online. So, it would be best if you considered ways to protect your child while using parental control software.

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