1. Decrease study distraction
Are you struggling to get your child to study or do homework? Is it a constant battle to get them to put down the phone or gaming controller and complete homework or study? You are not alone- most parents today have this problem. One of the leading causes of study distraction for children and teens is social media, gaming, and other online activity. Luckily with Internet Controls, you can schedule to switch off internet access during homework/study times.
2. Prevents social media and gaming addiction.
Social media and Gaming addiction is becoming more common among children and teenagers who use smartphones and gaming devices. Addiction can cause lack of sleep, vision problems, irritability, loss of social life, decreased attention span, lack of motivation etc. Unlimited access to gaming and social media is a leading cause of addiction, and the best way to prevent it is by putting limits and schedules on your child’s devices.
3. Prevents Exposure to inappropriate content.
The Internet is filled with inappropriate content which can be easily accessed by your child anywhere, at any time and completely free. When your child accesses websites without restrictions, it leaves them vulnerable to viewing harmful content. Even if you add restrictions in the settings of some apps, the restrictions may not be bullet proof. Firstly, your child may be able to bypass these restrictions using various methods. Secondly, the restrictions themselves may not be 100% effective. When researching the effectiveness of websites’ filters, we found that there are disturbing videos slipping through YouTube’s child friendly filters. To read more about this visit our blog post.
4. Decreases risk of cyber bullying.
Cyber bullying has become a huge topic lately regarding children and teen’s mental health and safety online. Online bullying has become as popular as traditional bullying and can be just as dangerous. The internet is like a playground for children, and if left unsupervised some children can behave inappropriately. Without proper supervision of our children’s online interactions, we cannot ensure they are not being bullied or not bullying others. The best way to prevent cyber bullying is to monitor, restrict and schedule your child’s Internet access. The most effective way to do this is using a Parental Control App.