Cell Phone Safety For Kids: How Parents Can Keep An Eye On Their Children's Mobiles

childcellphoneAccording to a study, the average age at which children get their first cell phone is 8. That is third grade, which is only three years after their very first day of school. From this moment on their cell phones will become an extension of their bodies- permanently attached to their hands. It’s uncontrollable- children are growing up much faster than they were before the technological revolution. The need for control over these devices is paramount as the age of first acquiring a phone decreases and technology makes it easier for them to obtain more sophisticated phones. The solution? Websafety Software.

Websafety software gives parents complete control over what their children are doing on their cell phones at such a young age. Phone usage while driving is the number one cause for teenage car accidents. This software can prevent texting and driving- with its revolutionary technology that stops texting while driving. Passengers can ask the parents for permission if they must use the phone to text or make a call.

The car isn’t the only place where children shouldn’t be using their phones and with this software parents can control where their children use their phones by setting up “no texting zones” that prohibits the use of cell phones in pre-defined zones. Not only will this software ensure the safety of your child but it will also ensure that a cell phone won’t hinder their performance in school.

Message Monitoring is another feature this software provides that notifies parents when there is a dangerous message on their child’s cell phone, including sexting, pedophiles, cyber-bullies, suicide, or gun talk.

This cell phone software doesn’t just prevent the abuse of cell phones by children, it also enables it to be used to proactively ensure a child’s safety. Featuring a GPS tracker, virtual fence that tells you when you child has crossed a predetermined line, and speed alert if your child is speeding- this software transforms a cell phone into an invaluable piece of technology that can ensure your child’s safety.

Using this software should be wielded at the parent’s discretion. As a child grows up a parent should give him/her more freedom and independence. Just because the software is available doesn’t mean it should always be used. The line where a parent’s need to let go may be blurry and sometimes very hard to see, but it must be crossed. Eventually children need to leave the nest- without their parents piggybacking on their cell phones.

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  • trishbrennan

    I think 8 years old is a bit young for a cellphone! However, I’ve ordered a product for child safety that is a small gps devise that your child can wear or attach to a backpack…it’s called Amber Alert GPS Canada….you can set it up to be able to see a map of wherever they go, plus, there is an SOS button they can press if they’re in any kind of trouble. It text messages your phone with their location. I have four boys, and while one is old enough for a cell phone, I like the fact that my younger ones can walk 2 blocks to their friends’ house with some independence, while I still feel like I can keep an eye on them. If you’re thinking about something like this, go to amberalertgps.ca.

    Good Luck!

  • trishbrennan

    I think 8 years old is a bit young for a cellphone! However, I've ordered a product for child safety that is a small gps devise that your child can wear or attach to a backpack…it's called Amber Alert GPS Canada….you can set it up to be able to see a map of wherever they go, plus, there is an SOS button they can press if they're in any kind of trouble. It text messages your phone with their location. I have four boys, and while one is old enough for a cell phone, I like the fact that my younger ones can walk 2 blocks to their friends' house with some independence, while I still feel like I can keep an eye on them. If you're thinking about something like this, go to amberalertgps.ca.Good Luck!