Although we’d all love to think that we can wholeheartedly trust our little angels, there comes a time when a little extra vigilance is in order. When it comes to monitoring children’s online activities, the risks are simply too great to ignore. So, when do you know when parental control software becomes a necessity? Here are the top 3 warning signs:
### Your child sneaks off with his device.
Not so long ago, placing the family PC in a common area was enough to ensure that your kids where not abusing their Internet privileges. Things have changed, though, and monitoring your children’s use of the many Internet capable devices they have at their disposal these days is becoming increasingly difficult. If your child is using these connected devices in their bedroom or while out and about with friends, then it may be time to step up the security a bit.
### Your kid jumps when you come in the room.
You know the look. It’s the deer-caught-in-headlights, “I swear I’m doing absolutely nothing wrong” twinkle in their eyes that means just the opposite. If you’re getting these guilty glances from your child, then you know it’s time to see what they’re up to online.
### Your youngster is tween-age or older.
Let’s face it—the older your kids get, the more likely they are to test their boundaries. That’s not to say that younger children can’t benefit from online monitoring, but with older kids, the online dangers and temptations are multiplied many times over.
Have you considered a parental control app for your child’s computer, tablet or Smartphone? If not, the time is now!