Thursday, May 21, 2015

How to Protect Your Kids from Child-Unfriendly Videos

What to do about unsuitable videos getting into your kids’ hands? Is there anything you can do to prevent your kids from watching inappropriate videos? Cell phone monitoring software is the answer to this. A recent CNN article brought to light that certain kids’ videos have recently shocked many parents. In a recent article on CNN, it was mentioned how many parents were shocked to discover the content of many kids' videos. These videos contain inappropriate content for kids, but are disguised as kid and family-friendly. The content was inappropriate for kids although such videos were advertised to be child friendly.

“A video explains how to tie a noose, play with matches or taste battery acid. For instance, there were videos explaining how to play with matches and how to tie a nose. There are cartoons dubbed over with obscenities, an introduction to wine tasting, and beer commercials. Cartoons were used in making the videos, including those on how to taste wine and beer. Consumer groups have dug up these adult-themed videos buried among the cartoons, silly songs and science explainers in the YouTube Kids mobile app. Several consumer groups discovered these videos that belong in the lineup of animated videos and science videos in the mobile app called YouTube Kids.”

I have a daughter who watches those videos on a daily basis: having a tablet is the modern parents’ babysitter. This is alarming for me, especially that I have a very young daughter who uses her tablet to watch such videos. All in moderation. But having her tablet with her in the doctor’s office while we’re waiting for her appointment is a dream. Her tablet has made it really easy for me to watch over her, especially while we were waiting for her appointment with the doctor. Stuck in Stuck in heavy traffic? Give your child the tablet. Waiting for your order at a restaurant? Let your child play with the tablet. If you ask past generations, they’d say too many kids have traded family communication time for electronic isolation. And if certain kids have their noses buried in a tablet 24/7, it can definitely become a problem.

If this type of invasion can occur in little kid videos, doesn’t it make you wonder what your tweens and teens are watching? What kind of videos are THEY streaming? It’s one thing for a cyber attack to happen by accident, it’s certainly another for your tween or teen to be watching inappropriate videos voluntarily. The total value of “screen time” is always a concern for parents in the modern era. Science Daily explains:

“While most teenagers spend on average 20 hours per week in front of television and computer screens, a third spend closer to 40 hours per week, and about 7 percent are exposed to more than 50 hours of 'screen-time' per week, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's 48th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.”

Now with Easy Spy, you can monitor the videos that your tween or teen is watching. Is it just Grumpy cat videos, or something more? Is your daughter just getting make-up tips, or is she watching those make-up tips in class? And it’s not just video monitoring - with Easy Spy, you can you install cell phone spyware remotely after having the target phone in your possession for only a few minutes. This powerful cell phone monitoring software allows you to track text messages, social media activity, see photos, see GPS location, and much more. It’s a text tracker that even allows you to see deleted text messages!

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