How To Protect Your Children While They’re Online These Holidays Now that the school holidays have finally started, children have all the time in the world to spend with their best friend: Technology. Waking early to sneak in a couple hours of Minecraft, Roblox, YouTube or Xbox…grabbing their ‘educational’ iPad and Facetiming a friend…sending emails and texts…it’s open season during school holidays! Not just the younger children, but teenagers too. To be honest, as an adult, we really have no idea what’s cool or what they’ve been introduced to at school. They’re digital natives and use it in ways we would never dream of. All we know is that they’re going to using their devices and we won’t be able to watch them every second of the day. Plus of course, no matter how many Cyber-Safety talks they’ve had, how many times they can parrot the rules back, they’re children and they don’t always stop to think.
- They don’t realize certain search terms might not be such a great idea
- They trust they are messaging other children
- And they would rather not limit themselves to 2 hours per day