Parental Controls: Cutting Screen Time

by Ron & Lisa Beres on May 24, 2017 · 0 comments

Parental Controls: Cutting Screen Time

A new report from Ooma —a leading VoIP provider that offers cloud-based Internet security— details steps parents should keep their kids safe in the digital age.

Consider these shocking statistics:

  • American kids spend 6-9 hours per day on the Internet
  • 56% of children 8-12 own cell phones, and 21% of children under 8 use them

So what can  parents do to keep kids safe while they’re browsing?

PARENTAL CONTROL STEPS:

#1 CHOOSE THE RIGHT DEVICE

Android and i0S offer different security features. Pick the one that is right for your child.

#2 FILTER CONTENT FOR YOUR ENTIRE HOME NETWORK

Some Internet service providers offer filtering options, while others—dynamic cloud-based services like Ooma Internet Security—interface with your router and modem and protect all devices on your network, allowing you to restrict access to dangerous websites.

#3 INSTALL A PARENTAL CONTROL TOOL

Parental controls are comprehensive tools designed to help parents keep kids safe, but the tricky part is that they must be installed on each individual device.

#4 ADJUST IN-APP SETTINGS

Many apps offer parental-control settings. For example, Netflix allows parents to set up filtered profiles for kids.

#5 TALK TO YOUR KIDS

Technological fixes only go so far. Good communication and an open dialogue with kids about online risk concerns and privacy helps them make good decisions online.

Parental Controls - Cutting Screen Time and Safeguarding What Kids Are Doing
Parental Controls – Cutting Screen Time and Safeguarding What Kids Are Doing Created By: Ooma.com

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