BIGGEST ONLINE THREATS AND ROLE OF PARENTAL CONTROLS IN CURBING THEM
Internet sure has made our lives easier, but like pretty much everything else out there, it has some negative aspects as well, especially for children and adolescents. With kids getting hold of their very own smartphones from a very young age, the risk of them getting exposed to dangerous content and stuff has increased. This includes pornographic content, drug and alcohol ads and dealers, and inappropriate apps. All of these are pretty big issues that can have a severe negative impact on their mind, behavior, and choices. However, with the help of parental controls, you can get rid of these concerns rather easily.
Restrict Access to Pornographic Content
Kids are born curious, and there is nothing they are more curious about than sex, which perfectly explains why pornographic content appeals to them so strongly. The problem with this curiosity is that it leads to several problems, the most notable of which is porn addiction. Porn addiction is a recipe for disaster, and developing it at such a young age makes it even more dangerous. You certainly don’t want your kids to go down this road, and this is where a decent iOS or Android parental control can come in handy. It allows you to filter out adult content from your kids’ smartphone search so that they can’t access it even if they try their very best to find it. Blocking their path to porn websites can put them on a path to recovery by gradually breaking their addiction.
Prevent Easy Access to Drugs and Alcohol
Drugs and alcohol used to be pretty hard to get for youngsters until a few years ago. Since the arrival of internet and with people are selling them over multiple websites, probability of kids coming across these dealers and getting hold of drugs and alcohol easily has increased a lot. The potential effects of such substances on an adult’s body are well-document, so you can very well imagine how much harm they can do to a child’s body. To keep your kids shielded from drugs and alcohol on the web, you can once again safely rely on parental controls. The good ones can block drugs and alcohol categories from the search altogether. Therefore, even if your kids manage to get hold of a website that sells any of these substances, they will not be able to access it because the app would had blocked it. Your children won’t be happy about it and may even react, but don’t give in. They don’t realize how dangerous these substances can be, but later in life when they know they were in the wrong, they will thank you for protecting them.