How To Keep Your Kids Safe On A Smartphone

Posted on May 27 2015 - 7:02am by Alexandra Ashton

Technology has become an essential part of our lives. It’s hard for us to even imagine one moment without our computer, tablet or smartphone. For most people, they are the first thing they see in the morning and last thing they use before going to bed. Our tiny window into the social world. Thanks to the smartphone all of our friends and acquaintances are within our grasp. It just takes a few clicks to call or send a message to some of your friends, to listen to a great song, take a perfect picture or explore something that interests you.

Can you imagine a world where this is not possible? Some people even remember that feeling, because they grew up in a time when computers and especially smartphones were not available to everyone. Newer generations will never know what that is like because they are born in the time of technology. From the birth they are exposed to technology and many of them learn how to use a smartphone or tablet before they even learn how to talk. But that does not mean they are safe while they are on the internet.

The Internet can be a dangerous place. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure their children’s safety and the safety of their bank accounts. Did you know that if your app account is linked to your credit or debit card, your child may be able to easily purchase additional content in ‘free’ apps without your permission? Apple had to refund $32.5m to parents whose children had made purchases without their consent, but a lot of parents are not that lucky. You will have to be more careful if you don’t want your child to accidentally misuse your finances. Get more excellent advices about keeping your child safe on smartphone is this helpful infographic.

Mobile Phone Security Measures

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Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.