Just like when the kids are online they need to be careful about who they are talking and texting with online. However, with the phones the kids need to be even more cautious than what they normally would be. The reason for this is the kids are going to be on a phone which can have the signal tracked and their position can be found. However, by only texting with friends or family members it will help to protect the kids from any type of harm.
– When informing the kids about who they can call or text the parents should restrict this to only family or friends they have met. By restricting this contact to people the parents have met it will be easier for the kids to be protected because the parents are going to know exactly who their friends are and where they live.
Manners are important when people are meeting each other in person, but manners should be used when on the phone as well. By using manners when on the phone people will have a better time in getting to talk to the kids, but also not be disrespected. When the kids are not disrespecting the other children it is easy for them to be respected and avoid any type of harm. However, if the kids are being disrespectful to other people on the phone they can expect to have some type of problem from the people who are being disrespected and this can come in a variety of manners.
– To guarantee the kids are being respectful on the phone the parents should stay close by. By staying close by the parents are going to be able to listen on the conversation and know if their kids are being rude or not.
Social media is something that is being used on the phones all the time. However, the parents should be careful about how much social media their kids are using. When people are using the social media they need to be cautious about what they are posting and where they are posting from.
– Sometimes the kids are going to be posting pictures. These pictures are going to be revealing of their looks and even their location. So people will know where the kids are and what they look like. However, by teaching the kids to be cautious about what they are posting it is easy for the parents to know the kids are safe because they are not posting anything that is revealing where they are located at.
With social media people are finding the social media mapping is becoming a lot easier to carry out. This type of mapping will generally give out the location of the kids and possible what time they are at the location each time. With this being the case people will need to warn their kids that this is going to give information to the bully as to where they are, but also let stalkers and other people know exactly where they are or are planning on going with these apps. This in turn allows the bully or stalker to get information together about where people are going on a regular basis.
Sometimes people will need to warn their kids about the different types of media sharing. Typically the kids will not think about this when they are posting the pictures they are taking or the other information, but this is going to help people learn more about their patterns. These patterns can help people get the information that people need to do some harm to the kids and possibly to the parents. However, with the proper education the kids will know what they can and cannot post on any of these sites to keep themselves safe. Something else the parents need to educate the kids about is how to set the sharing settings to avoid getting the items shared to people they do not want them to be shared with.
Texting is something else that kids tend to do quite a bit of. This is when parents should educate the kids about the true cost of texting. For example, the cost of texting all the time comes in dollars, but also in the personal information that can be revealed in the text. So make sure the kids are sure about what kind of information they are releasing to the recipient of the text because of the ability to copy the text messages and use them for purposes which the text messages are meant for.
Using a smart phone may be something that a lot of kids have come to rely on each and every day. The problem that many kids have is this reliance on the smart phones has led to them being completely lost when they are in an area that the smart phones are not working. When this happens the parents are going to need to educate their kids that these phones are not going to work all the time and that they should be looking for the areas where they can use the smart phone or be properly educated on how to use other items outside of the smart phone.
Having a cell phone is a great thing for kids to have to protect themselves. The problem that a lot of parents are starting to encounter is the cell phone has turned into a bullying point for people and often has led to kids who are not educated on cell phone safety to be hurt. By educating the kids on how to properly use the cell phone and the proper way to use the phones people will start to feel better about giving their kids a cell phone. Without this information, the parents may end up having problems with their kids being bullied by someone who is using the cell phone for purposes outside of what it was meant for.