Ten years ago, parents worried about their teens’ exposure to one technology: the internet.
The web was considered a funnel to a secret, frightening, open world of porn, chat rooms, and forbidden content in which children should have no place and parents had no access.
It still is – but now parents have so much more to be worried about than just web browsing
In fact, web browsing is the most “solved” arena of parental control. Antivirus programs for computers like Norton and McAfee offer parental control services for web and several operating systems have parental controls built in pre-installed for parents’ use. Smartphones, the new frontier of web browsing, even have rudimentary web controls built in and applications to regulate kids’ web use have been available for years.
So, parents have to move beyond web browsing and into the tougher realm of active phone controls.
For 2013 parents, it’s who kids are calling, texting, and chatting with that is worrisome. It is where – and how often – they use their phones that is of growing concern. And it is those problems that must be solved now, with access controls.
MMGuardian is new parental control – parental control for the mobile age. MMGuardian’s feature set focuses on direct phone controls, particularly instant lock and location and pre-scheduling, monitoring for calls, texts, and apps, and safe driving technology.
Parenting has to move beyond web browsers. Learn how MMGuardian can help you do just that.