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Kids Learned to Avoid Parental Control Online

August 10, 2015
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With stranger danger coming closer to our children these days, and the number of kids whose time spent online increases rapidly, modern parents have a very important task – to become more tech savvy and turn into cyberparents with eyes widely open.

As estimated by eMarketer, this year will show us about 48.8 million underage Internet users in the USA, which stands for 66.3% of child population.

It is a known fact that nowadays children prefer mobile devices to desktop computers. This reasonably complicates the process of parental control, as 47.2% of parents know their kids’ PC passwords. Meanwhile only 3 in 10 of them are aware of tablet passes. At the same time, the worrisome number of 18.1% shows us how many parents actually know kids’ smartphones passwords.

In addition, even knowing passwords parents can’t estimate their children daily online activities in the right way. Kids and teenagers always move at least a step forward, when it comes to mobile technologies. They have learned to avoid parental control online. Statistically, 51% of them take some steps towards hiding their real behavior on the Internet form cyberparents.

Why do they do so?

46% of kids and teens report they simply don’t want parents to see their interactions with friends on the Internet. 31% don’t want parents to know at what particular time children go online. 21% of kids try to hide web-friends they hang out with believing that parents might disapprove such communication.

How do they do so?

The most popular actions children take to hide online communication from parents are clearing browsing history and deleting messages sent or received. Some of them minimize a browser window, turn off the computer, or put down a laptop cover, once they notice a parent entering the room or knocking at the door. At the same time, many children simply rely on mobile gadgets whereas parents don’t know the passwords.

Importantly, when hiding online activities from parents, children don’t realize danger there is on the Internet. That a seemingly nice stranger may turn out an online predator. That irresponsible photos posted on social networks may become a source of cyberbullying. And that sharing personal data like location, school, or address may ultimately lead to home robbery or even kidnapping.

That’s why parents should educate themselves and teach their children. That’s why parents should apply tools and restrictions children will be able to avoid. And that’s where Pumpic comes to the rescue offering parental control software, which allows remote monitoring of smartphones and tablets.

Your children will not be able to hide anything from you any longer. With such an app, you can view visited websites and communication reports even if browsing history was cleared and messages deleted. You will no longer need to stay over your kid’s shoulder to control his or her online behavior – the app allows control it all remotely. You will now know all logins and passwords, since Pumpic includes keylogger to track each button pressed and each tap on the screen of the target device.

A reliable parental control application like Pumpic is your opportunity to prevent your children from cyberbullies and online predators. It helps protect your kids and keep your eyes open!

Rachel Fowlers
Rachel Flowers is a journalist with a big passion for technologies. She has recently graduated from San Francisco State University and sees herself as a freelance writer. She enjoys blogging about computer and mobile technologies as well as different software. In her free time, she learns coding and foreign languages. Contact .

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