Minors On Internet & Importance Of
How many times have you seen a child using a smartphone or tablet and have you thought:
“you have to see, if he knows how it works better than me”? We even find it funny that our
young children know how to play a mobile application or open YouTube and find a video of
their favourite drawings.
These situations are increasingly common in our society and it is not surprising considering
the technological revolution that we are experiencing today. The proliferation and progressive
simplicity of all these devices and the almost unlimited accessibility to the Internet is
allowing children to have more and more contact with a multitude of electronic devices and, in
many cases, they are the ones in charge of teaching their parents how they must use them .
But we must not forget that, although a priori this whole world can provide them with very
useful tools when studying or training, for example, it can also entail dangers . And the thing
is that the Internet is a space where content of all kinds fits , many of them inappropriate for
such as cyberbullying or sexting , growing concerns given the possibility of contacting all
kinds of people in the network.
Therefore, it is convenient for parents to become aware of the importance of supervising and
directing their children's use of new technologies and helping them, especially at an early
age, to discern between what they should or should not do on the Internet.
Fortunately, the same network offers parents a multitude of platforms and tools for parental
control that can be of use in these situations.
What functionalities do parental control systems incorporate?
Most parental control tools or applications work in a similar way and may include features such
as the following:
Supervision and web control: this is, surely, the most important functionality of parental
control systems and allows parents both to consult the