It is freaking how a kid can build her\his own world with high walls to prevent others from snooping around. The expression might seem exaggerating, but it is true in the digital world. Kids have access to all the websites and applications if kids have their digital devices in possession.
Nowadays, it is a must to buy your kid a phone or a device (Digital devices) through which she\he can surf the net, chat with friends or watch videos. You cannot prevent her\him from having access to this world because that would be unfair.
Many parents have been looking for solutions to limit the usage of their kids of their technological devices but in vain. Many parents tried controls on the kids’ devices, special boxes which control the houses’ Wi-Fi and other tricks. They are either too tricky to install or easy for the kids to hack, especially that everything is provided on YouTube.
A lot of parents have struggled to figure out a way to this situation, but each time they feel they are close to find a clue they are frustrated by the negative outcome.
Monitoring Your Kids & Digital devices
Google has been working on this problem since long time ago. The company invented an application called Family Link. It is now only under the test period and I will provide you later with the date of its release. This App is installed on the parents’ phones and gives them access to regulate their kids’ digital devices. It allows parents to program a daily bedtime so that kids have no access to internet after a certain time and a waking time.
Monitoring Digital Devices: Strengthen the connection
Parents can allow an App to be installed or not be so as they like according to what they see as safe. They can also see how much time a kid has spent in an app or what websites they have been surfing. Statistics made by Google show that Pokémon Go has got the highest rate and YouTube kids comes second. This way you can control your kids’ digital worlf and never give the chance to hacking Apps to fool you around because it is well secured.
Set the time and place
Family Link provides you also with the option of knowing the location of your kids if you turn on the GPS function. This is how you know whether your kid is in the kitchen or in the garden. If it is their homework time, just lock their devices and they will understand what you mean. The App relieves parents from the obsession of what their kids are doing. It is their right especially that we see the huge amount of sexual harassment and other dangers related to Internet. This App makes parents feel that everything is under control.
Monitoring Digital Devices: Set Ground Rules
This App will be in released in public for all this fall, and Google is inviting you to be a part of this experience, an experience of a cleaner world of internet. But you can only use this App if you have an Android phone with Android Nougat 7.0 or higher. In case you do not have an Android device, Google does not intend to make a version of the App for iPhone users.
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