Summer break is rapidly approaching and children will have all the time in the world to spend with their best friend: Technology. Keeping them safe online is an integral role of a parent or caregiver.
Technology is an undeniable part of our lives and the lives of our children. Kids of all ages use technology to go about their day be it a cellphone for texting or to Facetime friends, or to play games like Minecraft, or to watch videos on Youtube. Young children and teenagers alike are raised with nearly unlimited access to devices and Internet. With this constant access it is hard to watch and monitor who and what our kids are interacting with. Having these devices and access to information and Internet is such a great thing for kids of this generation if used correctly and being able to monitor those interactions is necessary. All we know is that they are going to be using their devices and we will not be able to monitor them every second of the day. Plus of course, no matter how many cyber-safety talks they have had, how many times they can parrot the rules back, they are children and they don’t always stop to think.