Parenting in the Age of Mobile Phones

Mobile phones can be considered by parents as a double-edged sword. It can be a good tool especially if you are going to communicate with your family. In addition to this, it is easier to check useful information online. However, the internet can also be a dangerous thing especially given today’s crimes. If you are a parent, you want to make sure that you are going to monitor a child’s mobile phone use. There are a lot of apps out there that can be useful when it comes to tracking their activity.

But apart from apps and other technologies, you also need to be communicating with your child. Nowadays, a lot of parents are surprised that their children are using their mobile phones compromising their identity or even their privacy. It is important to tell the child how to use mobile devices and let them know the pros and cons as early as possible. If you have a child below twelve years old, it is even best if you can just give them a mobile device that is only capable of texting and calling. This can limit their activity. In addition to this, you also want to get the phone if they are at home.