Internet Safety For Business, Home.
Nowadays kids are being introduced to Phones in the maternity ward. New parents have to manage their new life parenting, work and technology including phones which in many cases are required by work so the phone can't be avoided. As well as having to look after your newborn, you have to juggle how to manage your babies exposure to devices and the internet.
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The Sun Newspaper in London has issued a stark investigation about TikTok, suggesting it is completely unfit for purpose for children, whilst the article is poorly written, there is a strong grain of truth in it. TikTok has grown hugely since its former life ad Music.ly. Now known as TikTok and in Chinese ownership for the last two year.
The problem is quite simple. TikTok’s minimum age is 13, Tiktok does nothing during the sign-up process to check - meaning huge numbers of children join below the required age with no legal protection. TikTok also serves adverts and recommendations which may not be suitable for children. Families will find it is difficult to contact TikTok to get videos taken down.
Even truthful 13-year-olds are then given an option to make their accounts public.
As parents and guardians, we want our children to be protected online and use the net safely. The good news is there's much we can do for free. Good parenting means setting up parental controls on the devices our kids use to access the internet.
Much as we'd like to be there for our kids every minute of every day, we just can't. But using free parental control, we can manage this worrying issue effectively, there's a great number of things we can do for out of the box for free.
These days every laptop comes with a built-in webcam. We love webcams because they have made it possible for us to stay in contact with our loved ones not only verbally but visually. Online meetings with overseas clients have also become more personal. Job interviews can now be held remotely and online tutoring classes have become more practicable.