In this age of technology, it is impossible to keep your child away from smartphones or most precisely from the internet. Even my toddler throws tantrums when he does not get his daily dose of YouTube videos. But with the increasing rate of cyber crime, is it really safe to give your kid a smartphone and stay unconcerned? No. Obviously not. So, how do you find a solution to such situations? KidGuard’s Parent Guide to cybersecurity can be a handy tool in such crisis.
But before going to the guide, let us know who is KidGuard and why they have come with a guide to help you with securing your kids from online threats?
According to their own words, KidGuard is a technology services company that provides information & tools for parents to keep their kids safe online. The KidGuard Phone Monitoring service is a cell phone tracking software provided to parents to “spy” on their kids text messages, monitor GPS location, track phone logs, chats, allowing the parent to stay on top of issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen depression, and other risks to their children arising from the internet. (As found here)
I have seen lots of teenagers absorbed in their smartphones floating in a virtual world and often neglecting the people who are physically near them. For them, the emotions floating in the virtual world is more important and it has led to stress and more importantly depression.
Even less amount of like or comments on a social media posts has created anxiety among such kids when they gauge their popularity by the parameters of how they are doing in the virtual world.
I am sure we all have noticed it and felt it. Maybe some among the readers are facing this issue in the home where the daily debate on the use of smartphones is a common thing.
Another issue which has come forward from time to time is the MMS scandals. Young minds are easy to lure into honey traps where they can be blackmailed and harassed by the online pimps. Teenagers are easy to lure in such scams by giving them some support or comforting them with lovely words. And once they trust some unknown person and share their secrets, it is easy to push them in some unspeakable areas.
So, KidGuard is helping parents like you and me to save our kids from the threats which come with using a smartphone and the internet. The company has developed a product which can be installed in any smartphone and help you to monitor your kids’ activities on the phone.
Along with the software, KidGuard has come up with a Parent Guide to help you in monitoring your kids’ behavior. Today, I will discuss the guide and know how it can help parents like you and me to keep our kids cyber safe.
Review: KidGuard Parent Guide
The parent guide is a handy guide on how you can save your child from cyber crimes. It is not a guide to their product but an overall guide to how you can be alert and monitor your kids’ online activities.
The Parent Guide consists of five parts and each part caters to the need of better understanding of the matter of monitoring your kids online and how to take care of them.
The first part of the guide teaches about the facts and things-you-must-learn about internet safety and cyber bullying. They have explained everything and prepare you to deal with things with knowledge.
The second and third parts are dedicated to more in-depth and sensitive topics like how you approach your kids with such issues. They have offered insights on how to understand your kids regarding the virtual world and do’s and don’ts of the online world.
The fourth and fifth part guide you on how to talk to your kids and most importantly about what should be your role in the whole situation. I loved how they have not just shown you what is good for your kids but they most importantly prepare you as a parent to tackle the issue.
My thoughts on the Kidguard Parent Guide
I loved how they have not just shown you what is good for your kids but they most importantly prepare you as a parent to tackle the issue.
I loved how they have touched all the important issues regarding the cyber safety of your kids.
The issue is sensitive as no kid from this age is willing to give up their virtual identity and it is really a tough job to install some spy software on their phones. But KidGuard has made sure that even if you fail to install their product, you can handle the issue. The parent guide is not at all salesy and I loved it.
My overall opinion on the guide is that it is a must needed thing in this time when there is an influx of cyber crime. You can also go for the spy software but it totally depends upon you. Have a look at their product here.