Mobile Phones and Lifelong Mistakes
Spring Break is right around the corner, which means teenagers will have more time to be on their phones. Whether traveling on vacation or lounging around the house, oversharing on social media can be a real danger. TeenSafe, one of the most popular parental monitoring technology service, wants to make sure parents know the risks associated with teenagers having access to more screen time and ways to protect them. That’s why they created the above infographic. It features a few of the major risks. For example, with so much extra screen time, teenagers may be tempted to:
- Share posts about alcohol, drugs, and inappropriate topics
- Plan parties and late-night meet ups with friends
- Check-in their location on a GPS for all — including strangers — to see.
Here are a few tips parents can follow to protect their teens during spring break.
- Monitor your teen’s browser history to see recent searches
- Monitor your teen’s messages on Kik and Tinder to learn of new friends and inappropriate relationships
- Monitor your teen’s interaction on Yik Yak to stay one step ahead of any potentially dangerous plans
Parents need to make monitoring screen time a priority. Otherwise, a teenager’s downtime might translate into lifelong mistakes.