Being a parent in the 21st Century can be quite scary stuff, especially when you read of new stories every day in the media where children all victim of the dangers of the internet. Ever since mobile phone technology has become more and more affordable, with the majority of children (the average age when a child receives their first smartphone is just 10 years old!) having their own mobile phones, it’s become imperative that parents are able to keep their kids safe.
With the meteoric rise of social media apps such as Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram, and their associated private messaging features, they faced calls to make sure that their users are obeying the age-restrictions. Whilst the social media giants say they are constantly cracking down on underage users, their efforts seems to be underwhelming with up to 25% of children thought to lie about their age in order to gain access to these applications.
All this sounds quite intimidating and many parents can be quite unsure of how they can best protect their kids from the dangers of mobile technology and the internet, but this infographic helps highlight a few steps and measures you can take to maintain your child’s safety when playing on their smartphones.