We live in a world where a child starts learning to use a smart phone or a tablet computer before they are even twenty four months old. The children of today are growing up with technology and many parents are using this to their advantage to make their own lives easier. Parents today are busy with their full time jobs, their businesses and their struggle to earn some money in this world where the cost of living is extremely high. As such, they do not have enough of time to spend with their children, to persuade them to eat, to sleep and to pacify them and therefore they turn to the easiest solution around which is to give them a phone or a tablet computer to pacify them while they feed them or to keep them quiet while the parent completes their work and meets their deadlines. This activity has been proven to lower brain activity in the child and hinder brain development. It is surprising to see that many two year olds know more about computers than their parents and grandparents and it is amusing to see small children teaching adults how to use these gadgets.
Cybercrime and child safety
In addition to hindering brain activity, these activities cause children to become dependent on these devices. Too much knowledge can sometimes be a bad thing. It has been seen that as the children of the new generation grow up, they start joining social media and other chat sites long before they are legally allowed to do so and will usually create a profile stating a legal age over eighteen. The alarming part about this is that there are many child predators out there on the internet who are very aware of this and they too create false identities in order to lure these young people in to random cam chat and then to meet with them.
There are many underage girls available for video chat on omegle that are pretending to be over the age of eighteen. Their intention of getting on the sites are innocent however to the predators, these young girls are the perfect target and the perfect victims.
As a parent, it is vital that your track your child’s internet usage at all times. Your child may not be too happy about the fact however, you might just be saving your child’s life by doing so. In addition to this, it is important that you restrict your child’s internet usage as much as possible as well.