B. PARENTAL CON­TROL: KNOW, PRE­VENT AND PRO­TECT

The New Indian Express - - CHENNAI -

Mon­i­tor­ing your child’s so­cial me­dia ac­tiv­ity and en­sur­ing they are al­lowed to ac­cess things only when you are con­vinced of its safety will help Ex­perts

1. Mon­i­tor your child’s so­cial me­dia ac­tiv­ity and en­sure they are al­lowed to ac­cess them only when you are con­vinced they are ma­ture enough to do so

2. Mon­i­tor your kid’s search his­tory of in­ter­net and get use­ful in­sights. They will help you see the state of mind of your kid

3. View your child’s text mes­sages, call logs, com­mu­ni­ca­tions via Face­book, Snapchat, What­sApp, etc. More­over, try to limit app us­age and block sites that pro­mote dan­ger­ous ac­tiv­i­ties

4. Chil­dren who have en­tered the game could have de­pres­sion or even have sui­ci­dal thoughts. Recog­nise changes in your kid’s be­hav­iour that may point to de­pres­sion or other men­tal prob­lems

5. Par­ents may be ad­vised to change the set­tings in “PLAYSTORE” and ac­ti­vate parental con­trol for 3+ games per­mis­sion alone.

6. Spend more time with your chil­dren and en­cour­age them to par­tic­i­pate in out­door games

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