As of 2017, kids all over the world have cell phones. While having a cell phone is great, kids need to understand the responsibility they have in order to enjoy all the benefits that cell phones have to offer. Today I will share with you 6 tips that I believe every child with a phone should follow in order to enjoy the benefits of their phones to the fullest.
# 1 Do not talk to strangers
When you have a cell phone, in most cases, random people call you. You will have to sit down with your kids and tell them not to talk to strangers. Make your kids aware that annoying marketers may call them and try to get them to buy things that they might not need.
# 2 Talk to your kids about cyber-bullying
When kids have cell phones, they are likely to come across cyber bullying. As a parent, I believe that you should have a conversation with your kids and let them know how much you love them and how much they are appreciated, so they will not be hurt if someone attacks them by way of text messages or internet surfing.
# 3 Set boundaries
I believe that you should talk to your child and let them know that they can not research or partake in any type of activity once they get a phone. Kids are more advanced than adults when it comes to technology, in my opinion, so make sure to inform your kids on what to research and what not to research on the internet. In addition, make sure you know every single contact your child has, on his or her phone, on a weekly basis.
Knowing who your child is having conversations with on their cell phones can be the difference on whether or not your child goes down the right or wrong path in life.
In addition, some social media sites like for users to "check in" and display their locations. Inform your child to not check in and keep their locations private.
# 4 See it as an opportunity to establish some responsibility
Your child may not be of age to work but you can still make them pay for their cell phone bills. The payment can be in the form of good grades or cleaning their rooms and doing chores around the house. This can establish some character and some discipline in your child.
# 5 Understand how to use 911
Your child must know how to reach for help in the event they are not able to reach you. They must understand how the authorities work and how to call them on speed-dial.
# 6 Understand how radiation works
You must talk to your child about radiation and the harmful effects it can have. Tell them to limit the lengths of conversations they have their phones in order to keep them safe.
Before you use these tips, do some research
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