Gaming is more popular than ever for all ages, but particularly for children. Taking into account how accessible video games are with the prevalence of smartphones and how they are designed to be addictive, it is understandable if parents are concerned about their child’s video game use. We found this article by Lifehacker.com which discusses the topic and provides valuable advice about to handle video game addiction in teens. The author makes an excellent point about how video game addiction could be a sign of more severe issues such as depression or anxiety, and we highly recommend reading it.
To help keep track of children’s gaming habits and teach them positive habits, we recommend utilizing technology such as MMGuardian- a parental control app that parents can use to be as hands on or off as they want while ensuring their children stay safe. MMGuardian offers an extensive list of features for parents of children with Android phones such as SMS and social media message monitoring (including TikTok), app control, time limits, contact blocking, web filtering, location, and priority alerts for concerning topics such as bullying, suicide, inappropriate pictures, and more.
To get started with MMGuardian and receive a 14-day free trial, click here.
Consider also joining our Facebook group “Tech-Savvy Parenting” to discuss raising kids in the 21st century with other parents.