If you have young children at home you will agree when we say that their fascination for your smartphone isnâ€™t something that seems will pass off anytime soon. Well, you arenâ€™t a solitary observer of this as moms globally have voiced that their wardâ€™s inclination toward gadgets have indeed surprised them to no bounds. It may seem like an adorable habit in the young ones, however, you wonâ€™t deny that such a habit may spell unnecessary trouble for you too.
Accidental deletion of important data, exposure to inappropriate content on the Internet, purchasing of expensive (mostly unwanted) apps, and so on are a few of the potential risks to name here. While you canâ€™t do much about changing the attractive colors and easy to operate touch screens in your smartphone, you can certainly be smart about it and prevent your child from doing several of the above-mentioned.
a. The best way to prevent your child from an alarming danger is to be yourself aware of the various settings you can adjust on your smartphone. Activating parental restrictions and control on your phone could be a good way to begin with.
b. Another good way should be to keep your smartphone locked. There are different settings you can follow to lock your smartphone (Windows 8, BlackBerry, Android, iOS) so as to keep your gadget under check. Restriction tools and blocking tools are also available in many.
c. Keeping the grumpy and cranky child entertained through other means such as singing rhymes, playing number games, etc. can also prove helpful. Diverting their attention from the smartphone at that particular time (when they are headstrong about playing with your smartphone) is crucial and required.
d. If at all you must hand over your smartphone to our kid, limit his or her time and stick to it. In this way not only will you be able to let discipline prevail, the child will also learn to take a no from you.
e. Most importantly, parental supervision is what can work wonders here. Be aware of what your child is doing with your phone if you want to avoid sending an inane message to your boss or your client.
Also, if you want to save your poor smartphone from drowning in the fish tank, keep both from the reach of your child!!