In the technologically immersed world that we live in today it is very difficult to stop children learning about and then using technology such as laptops, tablets and PCs simply because these pieces of tech can be accessed and used by them with ease. So, the job of protecting your children in the modern world in regards to this technology is not about hiding them from it, but it is about childproofing the technology that they do use.
For advice on how to childproof the laptops, tablets and PCs that can found and used by your children in your home, make sure to read on.
Make It Hard For Them To Record Themselves
Recording themselves, either knowingly or unknowingly, is one of the worst things your children can do when it comes to putting themselves in danger when using technology, especially when this technology can connect so easily to the Internet. So, you should seek to mandate their ability to record themselves by making it as hard as possible for them to do so — one way to do so in regards to your children using your laptop is to get yourself a laptop camera cover that is difficult for children to open and close.
Set Up Specially Designed Accounts for Your Children To Use
By giving your children their own space on your laptop, PC or tablet you will make it much harder for them to come across something you do not want them to be coming across. This will be the case because accounts can be set up to come ready made in regard to blocking certain subjects, themes, content and programs. So, set your children up their own account to use and ensure that this is the account they are logging into at all times.
Make Use of Built-In Parental Controls
Nowadays, most tech comes built with parental controls — controls that can be set up in order to actively stop your children accessing certain things without you having to be there to mandate their time using your tech. And, if you want to ensure that your tech is always childproofed, then these controls should be made use of. To make use of them, simply go on the settings page of your device and find the parental control page (which should not be too hard to find, no matter the device or software you use).
Have a Talk With Your Children
The best way to childproof your technology, however, is to simply have a talk with your children in order to ensure that they know what is right to do and what is wrong to do when using technology. This talk can be as strict or as casual as you like, just make sure that you cover everything you want to cover in it.
For more advice on how to keep your children safe when they naturally begin using the technology on offer in your home, make sure to head here.
And, to find some interesting advice on just how to use technology to your advantage when it comes to teaching your children, head on over to this helpful article on the matter.
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