Monitor your children
Does Parental Control and the Monitoring of your child or adolescent invade their privacy?
In fact, surveillance does not affect the privacy of adolescents, but rather their safety. We cite some reasons why parents may want to monitor their child’s Internet activity.
Most children are harassed online, known as “Cyberbullying”, these children often suffer from emotional distress and in most cases never talk to their parents about it. Hence the importance of monitoring, this control can alert you if someone can intimidate your child – or if your child is intimidating someone else.
Monitoring allows you to intervene and stop the circulation of photos of your naked children, or the exchange of photos of other people. Teens think it is sexy or fun to take and send pictures like this.
The Internet is the number one tool for child predators to build and develop friendships with children. You won’t know if anyone has spoken to your child unless you look.
You will be aware of cyberbullying and other dangerous activities that can affect your child. If your child starts illegal discussions, suspicious behaviour or even suicide, you will have the opportunity to intervene well in advance and act in time.
Identify bad company.
Because of bad company your child might try to use drugs, steal or do something else against the law. It’s probably time to find out what your child thinks about the subject by talking about it in a neutral way (an article you’ve read about drug use, or a show you’ve watched on TV for example).
Children unintentionally reveal personal information about themselves and their whereabouts, something they should not do online, helping others “dangerous people or digital strangers” to find them in the real world. Monitoring helps you protect their personal information.
Protect their reputation.
Some things should not be posted online as they could harm your child’s reputation or chances of finding a job or being admitted to college. Monitoring allows you to know if your child (or friends) is posting something inappropriate.
Because they can disclose personal information, it is easy for anyone to steal your child’s identity to open credit card accounts or other cases of fraud.
Viruses and malware.
Children cannot always evaluate a site, an unsecured download or an unreliable application can infect the computer or phone without your knowledge and damage this device, and monitoring helps you know immediately.
Limit the screen time.
Parents who supervise are aware of how long their child actually spends online and are therefore more likely to set and apply limits on the time spent in front of a screen. Children need time to be active and exercise their minds differently.
As they say, the Internet is “a very big city without police”, and it’s a scary place to leave your children unattended. And your parental control is the only tool that separates them from many online dangers.