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Keeping your child safe online when using their favorite tech

12/21/2017

As the holiday season has begun, and cell phones, gaming consoles and tablets are becoming a top priority on children’s wish list’s this year, we have put together a list of our favorite tech for protecting kids online and some top tips for you to consider when purchasing this tech. How will you be keeping your child safe online?

 

  1. Cellphones

Did you know?

20% of 11-16 year olds have seen hate messages on a cell phone

47% of 9-12-year-old smartphone users know how to change privacy settings on a social networking site

According to a recent report from Growing Wireless, an astounding 88% of teenagers, aged 13 to 17 own a cell phone. This number will no doubt increase during the holiday season as more and more children will have this tech item on their wish list. With this in mind, it is more important than ever, to be proactive when keeping your child safe online. If you’re thinking about purchasing this gift, you need to consider a number of things to ensure it is used safely by your child:

Impero’s top 3 cell phones for protecting kids online

 

  1. Gaming Consoles

Gaming consoles today allow you to do a multitude of activities online alongside gaming. With so much access to content through one console, it is important to consider a number of things to purchase the console most suitable for your child. Online gaming has become increasingly popular and allows your child to play in real time with people across the world, with nearly a third of children playing online again people they’ve never met in person. This opens your child up to a number of online dangers including offensive language and bullying. When keeping your child safe online via a gaming console, you should consider:

Impero’s top 3 gaming consoles for protecting kids online

 

  1. Tablets

Did you know?

43% of children aged 12-15 own their own tablet

3 hours is the average amount of time a 3-4-year-old sits in front of a screen per day

Growing Wireless states that 58% of teens have access to a tablet computer, and 70% of children under the age of 12 years old, living in a tablet-owning household, have used the tablet device. The use of tablets is dramatically rising and will continue to do so as the holidays approach. Here’s our tips to keeping your children safe when using a tablet:

Impero’s top 3 tablets for protecting kids online

If you’re interested in finding out more about keeping your child safe online, click here to see how Impero Education Pro works with schools to helps children to navigate the online world safely through monitoring and detection.

Finally, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from all of the Impero team!

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