Today’s parents have to always keep themselves one step ahead of their kids when it comes to technology in order to make sure that their children stay safe and secure in their online dealings. In school, many children are using phones and other web enabled devices in order to cheat during tests. Teachers are finding it difficult to stop this combined effort among children to get around school rules and regulations. The more tech savvy kids teach others how to bypass the filters on school computers. If teachers are not as up to date with technology as their students, this behavior would remain unnoticed and unchecked.
The same is true with parents who care less about being involved with their children’s online activities. Children nowadays own gadgets that enable them to get connected online at anytime, even in their bedrooms. If kids are just left on their own, these tech gadgets could lead them to become victims of cyber bullying, cyber sex, identity theft, and the likes. It is best if parents, especially mothers, have a thorough understanding of what kind of technology their kids bring into the home.
When a child asks for a new device, game, or phone, parents should get some information from him or her. Before finally giving in to their child’s request, they need to ask some questions. They can start by asking their child about what the device can do. In doing so, they can get an idea about the device and have a “feel” for it. From here, they can decide whether they would be comfortable letting their child have it. It would help a lot if parents can do their own research on the device.