Tackle all mammoth challenges of digital parenting
August 28-08-2017, London, United Kingdom: Isn’t it frustrating how your kids are always one step ahead of you when it comes to using new age technology? Starting with mobile phones to using the Mac they know it all. Didn’t you wish time would rewind back to when playing outside would make you the cool kid? Well it just isn’t that way anymore, so my advice would be to upskill yourself and make sure your child is safe from the cyber world. Have fun while learning digital parenting.
Digital Parenting – Here are a few simple steps to make sure you are slaying the role of a superhero Digital Parent
Make yourself comfortable with the latest trends. If you are in doubt, search online. Stay updated with the latest trends on your own. Try playing a few games or download some apps just to get a hang of it. You can always delete it if it’s too much to take at once.
Have a one-on-one
Be very calm while doing this. It really needs patience to keep up with your kids and the ample knowledge they would shower on you. Talk to them often about what they like and be 100% open and honest with them.
Use parental guidance on your child’s devices and also on your own search engines and operating systems. Keep a time on just about how much time they should spend in front of the screen.
Don’t be creepy
Friend your child on social media but maintain a space in monitoring. Boost them more to create a positive impact in the cyber world.
Have fun together
Keep aside a few hours in your day to sit down with your children and learn from them as well. Could use a few tricks at work in front of your colleagues. Who knows!
BE their superhero
There should be a thin line between being friendly and strict. Set an example to your children on how much screen time they have and cut down on your own usage if you are way too addicted. Show them a virtual world of fun and learning.
Plenty of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the UK offer digital parenting services for free
Kwikpay is one of the fastest and most user-friendly online prepaid top-up solution. It helps in controlling all your and your children’s online expenses. With the help of Kwikpay app you can manage and control your kid’s online gaming expense (Nintendo, Xbox), prepaid mobile expense (Vodafone, EE, O2, Virgin Mobile, Three, Lycamobile, Lebara, etc.) and other digital services like Skype – online video calling, Kobo – online eBook store, Spotify – online music streaming. You can download the kwikpay app here (iOS, android).
If you are a Virgin TV user then take help of Virgin Media TV remote control programing for limited tv watch for your children.
You will be glad to know that you can program your Sky for controlling your Sky box and TV. Read more about how you can program your Sky TV remote for safe watch.
Vodafone Digital Parenting not only controls but also advice what your children should watch online. There are so many apps, games and websites which are not suitable for your kids. It even provides tools to keep your children safe and protected on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter etc.
TalkTalk HomeSafe is another service for home internet filtration. It guards your kids from inappropriate contents and websites.
Internet Matters provide parental control over broadband, entertainment, devices (iPad, Macbook etc), gaming console (Nintendo, Xbox, PSP) and mobile phones. It is a complete solution for overall control for your home. Happy Parenting!
A guest post by Oishwaria Mukherjee