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Monday, 27 March 2017 04:19

Phone Monitoring Strategies for Preteens

We hear a lot these days about teenagers and their smartphone usage. It’s generally known and accepted that teens have a tendency to become addicted to their mobile phones and tablets, and that there are all sorts of potential dangers to be found online. But what about preteens? Children are using smartphones and going online at earlier ages than ever and they deserve monitoring and protection just as much as older kids. In fact, in some ways, younger children need…
Monday, 20 February 2017 04:02

The “Sexting” Epidemic

The phenomenon known as 'sexting' is becoming increasingly common among children and teens, and it's causing serious concern among parents and authorities. It's not just a question of what's morally acceptable or appropriate for a certain age group, the practice of sending nude photos of minors over the internet is illegal – even if they are only being shared among two minors. What is sexting? Sexting involves the sharing of sexually suggestive or explicit content over the internet – strictly…
Along with the rise and now-nearly universal usage of smartphones and mobile devices, there has also been a huge increase in the popularity of Instant Messaging (IM) platforms, especially among young people. The strict definition of an IM is a platform designed to allow users to send and receive text messages instantly, but over the years the lines have become blurred between instant messaging apps and social media platforms, and the functionality of IM apps has also expanded to include…
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 03:45

Teens, Preteens and the Dangers of Social Media

The popularity of social media platforms continues to increase, especially among young people. Most teenagers have at least one profile on a site such as Facebook or Twitter where they can post messages, photos and videos to share with friends. These platforms (as most adults already know, since we use them extensively ourselves) are a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, and can be highly entertaining and somewhat addictive. In fact, when being perfectly honest, most…
In an age where children and teens face so many dangers online (cyberbullying, sexual predators, exposure to pornography and inappropriate content, etc.) many parents have wisely opted for installing monitoring software on their kids’ smartphones, tablets and dIn an age where children and teens face so many dangers online (cyberbullying, sexual predators, exposure to pornography and inappropriate content, etc.) many parents have wisely opted for installing monitoring software on their kids’ smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. Parental monitoring apps, such…