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Gadgets for kids: Development or Disaster?

Kids today as young as five-year-old are using various gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, notebooks and so on. The question is whether this trend is helping us parents to expose them to the technological advancement or are we driving them to the wrong path by being a loving parent without taking precaution on the circumstances? We’ve heard a lot of pros and cons about mobile use and it’s important to put limits on its usage.

Kids will always be kids. They love to explore, learn new things and are always curious about everything. Before exposing them to these technologies, let us bear in mind that we are the only person responsible for our actions.

Today, a lot of parental control apps are available. When enabling parental control apps, parents can filter, monitor and block certain child’s activities on devices. As a parent, we want the best for them and we allow them to use devices for communications and learning and we also want them to be safe online.

The following are some parental control apps that you can use:

1.    TimeWize Parental Control is a simple to use mobile application that allows you to remotely control your child’s usage of their tablet or phone from your Phone. You get to set a schedule when the phone or tablet will be locked and unlocked as well as setting up individual permission for each app that will be locked or unlocked according to the schedule.

2.    OurPact is a breakthrough parental control app that harnesses the power of Internet and Application blocking in order to teach children proper device use and responsibility.

3.    ParentKit – Simple, scheduled parental controls let you decide when your child has access to various components on their device and allows you to block Apps, Movies, TV Shows and Music based on age ratings.

4.    Kidslox makes it easier for you to set boundaries for your children’s use of iOS and Android devices, keeping them safe and setting limits for their screen time.

Michelle Gaspacho
A multi-tasking mom of two wonderful baby girls. A full time and working mom at the same time. When first baby was born, took a big decision to get out of my comfort zone and take care of her, instead of being an office mom. Being into a new environment, I got easily adjusted as I have set my priorities very well with them. Being a mother is very adventurous. A life changing event and it requires your love, patience, understanding and dedication to keep moving.Let's treasure our time spent with them, because time flies too fast just like how fast they grow up. :)

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