Parental Control To Protect Children
Among Cyber Predators
The number of threats that threaten our children on the Internet continues to multiply. Discover
everything you need to know to protect them from them.
My job is to help families develop positive digital habits, manage screen time, and regain
control of their everyday interactions with technology. Achieving digital balance is essential
when it comes to protecting their mental health, promoting healthy relationships and ensuring
the correct development of the little ones.
I am also a mother, so I know from experience how difficult it is to try to find a healthy balance
when it comes to using technology at home, and I understand parents' concerns about the
dangers of the Internet. During the application of social distancing measures and quarantine,
an increase in cybercrimes and the dissemination and demand for inappropriate content,
including images related to pedophilia, has been detected. The distribution of these types of
files has also increased, as well as the number of cases of cyber deception for sexual or
criminal purposes. While all of these cyber threats may seem remote or too horrible to think
about at times, the truth is that none of us are safe, and as parents we have a responsibility
to protect the safety of our families.
This is not a mere perception. The statistics do not lie. Between March and April 2020, the
BBC found that the number of complaints related to the distribution of pornography on
the network had doubled in the UK to more than 4 million per month. A figure that adds
to the statistics of a country in which 300,000 individuals are considered a threat to children
and in which this April there were about 8.8 million attempts to access pornography web pages
children that had previously been blocked by the Internet Watch Foundation.
According to a recent report by the 5Rights Foundation in response to a British government
query on the threats minors have been exposed to online during the pandemic,