Family life can become a hectic routine of work, school, meals, bills, and after school activities. But the safety of your kids stays a priority throughout your busy day.Smart phones and the internet bring more access than ever to your kids by predators. Busy parents are looking for tools to make it easier to protect their kids online and on their phones.According to a recent survey by Pew Research Center,Two-thirds of parents in the U.S. say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technologies – like social media or smartphones – as a reason.Take control of your child’s online safetyBeyond limiting screen time, the majority of parents are concerned about their child being the target of online predators, accessing sexually explicit content, accessing violent content online or being bullied or harassed online. It is important for parents to monitor their kids cell phone and game system use and know what they are doing and who they are talking to. Do they know these people in the real world?How else can parents take control of their child’s safety? The OffenderWatch family safety app alerts parents if:
- A registered sex offender contacts their kid’s phone through text, call, or email, or
- If their kid lingers near a registered offender’s residence for a prolonged period of time.
In addition to tracking your kids on a map, you can also see where registered sex offenders live nearby.Just as putting on a seatbelt became an automatic action as soon as a person sits in a car, cell phone monitoring should also be an automatic process as soon as a kid receives a phone.For a busy family, automatic alerts, child tracking, and contact monitoring gives parents an added layer of protection in preventing the unthinkable.For more information, visit www.offenderwatch.com/learn-more