Raging hormones is probably a parent’s worst nightmare. Every parent becomes worried about their kids relationships, their hangouts the moment their kid hits puberty. This is also the time when your kid prefers more privacy and seclusion from you. It is a pretty helpless state but with many monitoring applications in the market today, you don’t need to worry about what your child is up to when you are not around. One of the issues that parents face is porn viewership which can have an adverse effect on your kid’s sexual life later. Here is how you can keep a check on them:

Keep PCs in Public Areas

One of the first major steps you need to take as a parent when your kid is old enough for computers is to keep the computers that your children use in a public area in your home. This has many advantages linked to it. One major advantage is that kids have a fear of being watched and as the PC is kept in a public place, you can easily peep into whatever your kid is searching by only passing by them. Moreover, when the computer is in a public space, even if you are not there, any adult can keep an eye on them. However, with the advent of laptops, kids are usually huddled in their own bedrooms, but to tackle this, you can keep strict rules on when and where the laptop is allowed, for example, on the kitchen counter.

Monitor Kids Browsing History

Although kids of today are super smart, and eventually learn how to erase all their browsing history before exiting the laptop or cell phone, with monitoring applications you don’t have to worry about that any more. Monitoring applications keep a backup of the whole browsing history even if it’s deleted almost suddenly. This back up is eventually viewable through many different channels;

  • You can get it in your email
  • You can access it on the same PC with the help of a safe pass code that only you are aware of.
  • Other softwares also keep sending you timely notifications on what is being viewed and when.

Check the Download History

With monitoring applications not only can you thoroughly analyze your kids browsing history but also put in controls over it. Checking the download history helps you keep in touch with what your kid is interested in at the moment which he or she is not actively discussing with you. While placing controls helps to block any unwanted sites that you don’t want your kid viewing. But this may seem suspicious to your kid and may start to question your motives and intentions like some accounts have shown children feeling betrayed that their parents don’t trust them enough.

When it comes to browsing history, app use to spy android, iPhone, blackberry or windows also manage to keep a copy of the incognito browsing that may be done by your child. The incognito browsing although does not keep any records but with monitoring applications, there is definite record of everything. So it is mostly recommended to go over the browsing history and understand what your child is up to and on the basis of this you can have an adult chat with them about the pros and cons of their interests.

Limit the Internet Use

Limiting internet usage to only school work and social media sites can also help keep kids away from porn. When your kid is using the internet with a purpose and a set limited amount of time, then there are very less chances of him or her straying away from their set course. Limiting internet usage also helps children develop control over time management since internet is very addictive it eventually leads children into using it for prolonged hours without noticing how much time has already been passed.

Another way of limiting internet usage is through monitoring applications whereby the app gives an impression of the internet connection being lost after a preset time or data usage has been reached. Unless your kid figures this out, you don’t really have to worry. Moreover, this feature works specifically well with working parents.

Monitoring applications have revolutionized parenting and taken it to a completely new level altogether. Whether you are a working parent or a regular housewife, your children can be easily monitored and kept at bay without limiting your independence. Early in the day parents were required to monitor kids inside out, but with monitoring applications, they can enjoy a certain level of independence and also give their children supervised personal space.

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Comment by Brooke Chloe on January 7, 2016 at 8:42am

Thanks for sharing interesting and useful tips to keep kids away from porn. You can find more interesting and teens caring related stuff like digital parenting at my personal blog. I have shared and spread this purposeful material in wide social media channels.

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Comment by Maria E on January 6, 2016 at 3:33pm

Great article. I shared it on my Twitter. :-)

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