What we are doing as parents and how we are doing as the digital society? As for as digital parenting is concerned, parents are doing reasonably well, PEW Survey stated and parents are more engaged now in digital parenting compare to the post times. Parents did not take interest in their children’s cyber life at all, but now we have seen progress presently. However, there are plenty of digital parenting blunders most of the parents do and they have still a lot to go to learn about digital parenting do’s and don’ts in order to make sure the safety of their children. Let’s discuss in detail about all the embarrassing mistakes parents usually do when it comes to the safety of the kids and teens cyber life.
Digital parenting is not less than art that every parent should learn and impose it on their kids and teens for their online safety there are following parenting blunders that every parent should avoid.
Parents Provide Password Protected Devices to Teens
The contemporary world has also provided modern cell phone and gadgets to the users that run with different OS such as Android, iOS & Blackberries. However, parents provide to children password protected phones, tablets and pads without knowing the email passwords, cell phone passwords social media accounts such as Facebook, Yahoo, Line, Vine, Tinder, WhatsApp and plenty of others alike.
According to PEW Research Center
- Among parents of teenagers between 13 to 17 most of the parents don’t know the password of teens.
- Almost 48% of the parents don’t know about the email account passwords of teens
- 43% of the parents don’t have the password of the cell phone of their children device
- 35% don’t have clue about the password of at least one social messaging app account password of kids and teens
Obviously, without having a password keystroke, messenger keystrokes and email keystrokes how it would be possible for parents to monitor their kids and teens cell phone devices and their activities they do in the digital world.