Parental control is necessary because the excess of anything is never a good thing. And it is even bad if one is not aware of it. Same is the case with kids. Because the world is new to them, they are very curious. And because they are curious, they tend to know over the top things. It is true that there is certain age to know and understand a few things. And that is why you should be keeping your child safe with parental control.
Why Is It Necessary?
Internet was good because it put all the information at our fingertips. And that was brilliant. But today, because of media and commercializing of almost everything, we now have information around us all the time. And we can’t control it. It is fine with us because we have a certain maturity in us. But kids, they are like wet cement. They let things imprint on them and hold those prints for longer. These factors make it very important for parents to set controls on the quantity and quality of the content their kids watch.
Where Do Children Get Bad Information?
These are the most common sources that children spend the most time on. Therefore, these sources are in need of parental control when it’s about kids.
Because almost every self sustaining household has a TV, it is the most common source for kids. So many channels and everyday popping crispy content makes itself hard to avoid. Children especially, do not just watch cartoon channels only. Also, they are the ones in the house who know the remote very well.
Younger generations are very used to computers. You can see kids starring at laptop screens for hours. What starts as a distraction from crying, ends up being an addiction. Children have started spending more and more time on the internet through computers too.
Just like computers mobile are access paths to the internet. But this one’s is easier to get hold of and to use too. Children have started demanding mobile handsets at a very young age. Sadly, their demand gets easily fulfilled.
Online/ Offline Video Games
Video games are many times replica of real world and often show harsh disturbing content when they are thinking out of the box. This affects the developing brains of youngsters very hard.
How To Set Parental Control?
We cannot change how the world works. And we can’t even hide all the devices till your child comes of age. But we can set parental controls over the use of them.
Reduce The Time
Reduce their online time. Giving specific hours can reduce their possibility of strolling around. They can look for what they need for studies and be productive.
There are chances that your curious kids might fool you somehow with reasons of studies and use internet their way. To avoid their reach to something not appropriate parents can always set filters on their Wi-Fi and browser.
There are many softwares that allow you to do so. Even some Wi-Fi providers also have such services. Utilize them and have control over your child’s online activities.