The modern times have changed the parenting landscape to a large extent especially in the matter of controlling our children for their own protection. During the early times, the danger posed on children is often thought to be lurking outside the home. The computer age has completely changed that notion from the time that contact to the outside world was made possible through the Internet.
Points of Contention
There are many points of contention between parents and children when it becomes to online activity. The two main issues however are the time and content elements. Children seem to be spending more and more time online, too much actually for their own good. They also tend to be very curious and thus will most probably be landing on websites which they shouldn’t be visiting at all.
Parents cannot always be beside their children to institute control. They will have to attend to many other tasks. Even with the very best intentions, they are bound to leave their children without their physical supervision. Parents and children both have their own lives to live which are distinct and separate from each other. No matter, parents can still establish parental control in computer use specifically in their own home where they are able to exercise their parental authority.
An Option for Parental Control in Computer Use
For many parents and children, Kickstarter may be familiar because of the many Kickstarter games introduced through the popular crowdsourcing platform. Parents however should take the time to check the other products funded through this platform since there are several which can help in computer control issues with their children. One of these is the MiiPC.
MiiPC is a compact personal computing device that runs on the Android® operating system. It is simply connected to a computer monitor or a TV which is instantly turned into a learning and entertainment station. Designed for large screen connectivity, it is likewise optimized to provide users with a genuine keyboard and mouse experience.
It comes with a companion mobile app which easily converts a smartphone into a parental control device. Parents can easily monitor their children’s computer activities to ensure that agreed guidelines are being followed. It can also help create a more relaxed family computing environment since every member will be made aware of how much time is being spent online, what sites are being visited, and how productive online activities are.
Originally posted on January 26, 2014 @ 2:45 am