Kids are insatiably curious, full of questions and eager to try on different hats in a constant quest to find themselves. Looking for answers is easier than ever with the Internet. Information - including age-inappropriate content - isn’t the only thing that is easily accessed online; potentially dangerous characters and an astonishing ease to practice disturbing behaviors are also within easy-reach. This confluence of factors makes parenthood more challenging than ever. How do parents maintain influence and supervision over their kids? How do they protect kids’ digital safety?
How Parents Protect Kids’ Digital Safety
A Pew Research Center survey of parents of 13- to 17-year-olds finds that parents today have a variety of methods in guiding their kids in the direction of healthy digital habits. Internet devices are so ubiquitous in a child’s life, that 65% of parents have taken to “digitally grounding” their children when they misbehave.
Most parents struggle with how to monitor their child’s digital use and maintain kids’ digital safety. While more and more parents are incorporating parental software tools like Familoop Safeguard, most are still taking a hands-on approach to managing their child’s interactions online, from screen time to sites visited. According to the Pew Research:
- 61% of parents say they have checked which websites their teen visits.
- 60% have checked their teen’s social media profiles.
- 56% have friended or followed their teen on Facebook, Twitter or some other social media platform.
- 48% have looked through their teen’s phone call records or text messages.
While parents take a hands-on approach, more and more are adopting technology-based tools to monitor their child’s internet use. For example:
- 39% of parents report using parental controls for blocking, filtering or monitoring their teen’s online activities.
- 16% use parental controls to restrict their teen’s use of his or her cellphone.
- 16% use monitoring tools on their teen’s cellphone to track their location.
We find it remarkable that 39% of US parents are using parental controls for blocking, filtering or monitoring their teen’s online activities. This equates to over 7,000,000 US parents who have decided to implement parental control software such as Familoop Safeguard to protect their children.
A Solution of Choice for Parents
From blocking unsafe content and search results, managing games and apps screen time, child location capability, and real-time reporting offering actionable insights - Familoop Safeguard is simply the best way to monitor and protect your kids’ digital safety as they explore the Internet. If you’d like to take this amazing parental software for a test drive, sign up for a free trial and join 7,00,000 other parents who use technology-based parental software to protect their kids.