Should I track my child’s phone? What about their computer usage? These are questions a lot of parents grapple with. However, as a parent, you’re liable for your child’s behavior AND well-being — but you can’t supervise them when you’re not together. Heck, sometimes it’s tough to know what they’re doing on a digital device when they’re in the same room with you.
We don’t mean to scare you, but there are some legit reasons why a parent should track their child’s smartphone. Here are some reasons why followed by a list of tools that may help you.
Reasons Why I Should Track My Child’s Phone or Computer
Online Harassment and Bullying
Children are often embarrassed or scared to admit to their parents when they’re being cyberbullied. In other cases, the child is the cyberbully. Social media monitoring can help parents stay informed about online activities.
Driving is the greatest gift to a teenager, but their lack of experience can cause trouble. Some apps can monitor how fast the phone is moving and can send alerts if the speed exceeds a set limit. They can also lock out the ability to text while driving. Both of these are prudent features for monitoring new drivers.
Sure — you’re worried about drugs, but you might want to limit screen time or schedule your child’s screen time particularly if your child is not getting enough sleep. Or, if children spend more time on devices than playing outside or doing homework it’s best to be aware of it. When you spot the signs of social media addiction, you can get apps that block to set time limits on the child’s devices.
Spending Real Money on Virtual Trinkets
Some children should have apps blocked that connect their (or your) credit cards. There are gaming apps that allow kids to purchase items for gameplay through the app store, as well as other online purchasing options you may not love. These apps are often exploitive and can be absolutely devastating to your pocketbook.
This is huge. Children meet numerous people online, at school, after school, and they have hundreds of contacts. Do all these people have good intentions? Most do, but the threat is out there. Tracking tools allow you to know what apps your child is using and for how long.
Children and teens sometimes do not use their privacy filters when they communicate with their friends and (sometimes) with strangers. Make them aware that this can be dangerous. Predators often seek out the most vulnerable online users so it’s best to check in and monitor their online conversations.
Sexting is a federal crime. Still, some students send and collect nudes like people used to collect baseball cards. On one hand, that’s considered child pornography, which could spell trouble for the kid with the phone (and their parents). On the other side, teens who date can be pressured, or naively share nude photos of themselves. These photos seem innocuous at the time, but there’s always the risk that the relationship can go south and those photos get posted online in retaliation. Why? Because teens act emotionally rather than rationally when it comes to relationship dynamics. Having an app that can track your child’s phone activity can help.
The internet has all kinds of content — and some of it is adult. These days, even toddlers play with cell phones. Blocking or monitoring content can help make sure important conversations are had beforehand. Consider blocking all sites that contain sexually explicit, racist, or sexist content, as well as those that intentionally or unintentionally glorify drug use or self-harm.
Dangerous Apps for Kids
Kik and Whisper are examples of apps that can be dangerous for kids. Kik makes it difficult to identify the sender and receiver of messages and can be used to protect the identity of a predator. Whisper is a site where one can anonymously share secrets with location-based grouping. This app is also used by predators. There are many other apps that are similarly dangerous, so parents need to know what is on their kids’ devices.
Your Child Keeps Losing Their Phone
Seems simple, but knowing where a phone is can save a lot of grief and money.
You Made a Contract with Your Child
If you made a contract with your teen or child regarding their phone or computer use, then monitoring apps let you know if they’re keeping up their end of the bargain.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Inspired by fans, for the fans
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has revealed the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE), the newest member of the Galaxy S20 series. Galaxy S20 FE is a premium flagship smartphone that includes innovations Galaxy fans told us they love most, and it is also made available at an accessible price point. COVID-19 disrupted the world as we knew it and technology is now playing a more crucial role in our lives and that is why we created Galaxy S20 FE; to deliver flagship experiences to more consumers.
Samsung took select features of the Galaxy S20 series, such as the super smooth scrolling display, an AI-powered camera, advanced chipset, hyper-fast connectivity, all day battery, expandable storage, with a streamlined premium design, in order to create the all-new Galaxy S20 FE.
“The S20 FE is an extension of the Galaxy S20 family and is the start of a new way to bring meaningful innovation to even more people to let them do the things they love with the best of Galaxy.” Says Mr. Caden Yu, the Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa.
All you want, to do what you love
Express the best of yourself when out on a day trip or at night catching fun with a pop of color that reflects your personal style, attitude and personality. The S20 FE comes in variant colors of Cloud Red, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint and Cloud Navy.
With the S20 FE, the fun never stops. The pro grade camera and 30X Space zoom help you capture memorable moments whether near or far at day time.
Plus, the night mode multi-frame and powerful performance gets you through the fun nights and the 4500mAH battery keeps you on all day with little in between time to recharge using the 15W fast charging.
And since life can be unpredictable, the Galaxy S20 FE is water and dust resistant; IP68 rated. Better yet, when accidents happens, one can rest easy knowing the 24 months warranty and Screen repair offer that comes with Pre order has got your back.
The S20 FE is available for pre order from the 9th of October with a Wireless Bluetooth earphones, Clear Standing cover and Screen repair offer. You also get a 4 month Free Subscription on YouTube premium. Trade In Discount Offer also available from Pre order. Trade in your old phones and enjoy discount on the S20 FE
The S20 FE would be officially available in the market from the 23rd of October. Visit any of our Samsung Experience Store nationwide for an amazing and pleasurable experience.
With its variants of colors, S20 FE comes with a 6GB RAM/128GB ROM, a long lasting battery of 4500mAh with 15W fast charging, a 32MP selfie camera and a 120Hz Super-Amoled display.
FIFA 21: No demo for upcoming game, EA Sports confirm
EA Sports has announced that the company will not be releasing a demo for FIFA 21.
FIFA 21 is set to be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Friday, October 9, having being pushed back from its usual September release date due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, the game will also be eventually released on the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, making this year’s release one of the most important in recent years.
Typically, EA Sports release a demo for each year’s game around three weeks before the official release, allowing players to test out the gameplay in one-off matches featuring some of the game’s top teams.
The demo is then typically followed by an early access period for those that are EA Play members, offering players a chance to play the full game for a limited time before release.
However, EA confirmed on Monday that this year’s game will not have a demo, with the company instead focusing on making sure the full game is prepared for its October 9 release date.
“We look forward to EA PLAY members jumping in 10 days from now and launching the game Oct 9.”
In recent weeks, EA has begun to unveil the list of the highest-rated players in the game, with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski earning the top three places on this year’s rankings on the men’s side with U.S. women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe leading the way for the women.
This year’s game will feature improvements to career mode, new attacking systems such as Agile Dribbling, Positioning Personality and Creative Runs and improvements to the highly-popular Ultimate Team mode including FUT Co-Op gameplay and increased club customisation options.
Additionally, the game will feature a series of new icons: Eric Cantona, Ferenc Puskas, Xavi, Nemanja Vidic, Petr Cech, Samuel Eto’o, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Phillip Lahm, Fernando Torres, Ashley Cole and Davor Suker.
Editing HTML Like A Boss In VS Code
Here’s a seven minute video from Caleb Porzio that focuses on some of Emmet‘s HTML editing features. You might think of Emmet as that thing that expands abbreviations like
table.stats>tr*3>td*3 into glorious, expanded, and perfect HTML. But Emmet has other HTML editing trickery up its sleeve. My favorite is “wrap with abbreviation” (which happens to be
A on CodePen), but there are more, like expanding your selection inward and outward and tag changing.
If you haven’t seen it, the Emmet 2 preview on CodePen is pretty neeeeat. It shows you what you’re about to expand into before you do it:
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