“Mami, puedo ver videos?”
“Um, mami, I clicked on this but I didn’t mean to…”
And the list goes on and on. Every. Single. Day.
My kids, like millions of others, log in, swipe and venture into the uncharted waters of the internet every day via different devices. I’m there for the initial “check in” but I’m not looking over their shoulders. Sure, we are in the same room, but their little fingers have often clicked on something not child friendly or ventured onto inappropriate content in a matter of seconds.
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They are only 7 and 3 years old. Tween years are up ahead for the oldest and I’m not oblivious to the fact that I need to be on my game. So far, my worries for them online have been minimal, but I can’t always be there to monitor what they are consuming.
At some point my son will ask about having his own smartphone — how do you manage their activity on there? These are the concerns that come with parenting now and like it or not, parents need to be aware of the dangers of online predators.
Enter Net Nanny. An online managing system that gives YOU, the parent the ability to limit, block and monitor what your children are consuming online. With alerts to notify you of suspicious activity, inappropriate texts, emails (to name a few) it allows for your child to be online, yet have a layer of safety you can control and in a sense, be a part of.
Don’t bury your head in the sand — these are the facts and they are straight up scary:
- 82% of children are exposed to inappropriate content before age 11
- 43% of teens were victims of cyberbullying in the past year
- Over 50% of kids, between the age of 10-17, have posted risky comments or photos online
- 8 out of 10 teens had friends who tempted them to share inappropriate content of pictures on social media
- 82% of online sex crimes originated from social networking sites that predators use to gain insight into their victim’s habits and likes
Sure, it is added work to our already busy lives as parents, but it’s a necessity — because it is not a question of if your child will be preyed upon or exposed to inappropriate content, but when.