Whether you are buying a birthday or Christmas present or just thinking of getting your child a new gadget, you should do research to see how it performs under cyberattacks and whether it can be secured with cybersecurity.
Smartphones for children have become the norm in recent years. A parent should think twice when buying smartphones for their children at a young age.
A lot of parents buy kids smartphones and just have a talk about home much phone calls cost. There are many more important factors to talk to them about when buying smartphones. The internet can bring great opportunities and learning capabilities to children, but it also brings great risks.
Games and the internet on a smart device are very risky for young children. Even just thinking about gaming consoles and how it uses an internet connection. Most new gaming consoles come with internet connection capabilities as well as online cameras. These are very risky for children as the camera and personal information can be hacked.
Service providers for most new smart devices have parent areas on their websites providing them with information that is important to know for when young children will be using it. You need to make sure that a smartphone or device does not have any unmoderated chat rooms as there are many risks involved for young children in these chat rooms.
Smartphones, tablets, and computers can be registered for child use. This means they will not be able to see or access materials that are unsuitable for children.
Making sure that Bluetooth is not enabled on their smart device is also important as they may receive messages from other Bluetooth-enabled devices and can harm their phones and be an extreme risk for them.
Apply this information to your child’s smart devices.