Overland Park, KS, July 02, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Infographic includes the top tips for parents to know and follow, as well as safety measures designed to protect children and secure how they spend their time: http://pumpic.com/child-online-mobile-security.html
The first burning issue comes with free applications children can download easily and use on their mobile gadgets – in-app purchases. If your kid’s app account is linked to your credit or debit card, he or she will be able to purchase additional content without your permission.
Social networks and online chats bring about another hot problem. Some apps like Snapchat, Tinder, Kik, and Yik Yak are known hubs for cyberbullies and online predators. In addition, literally all such applications are widely used for sharing explicit content, sexting, as well as identity theft and fraud.
Phone robbery is one more issue to consider since together with a smartphone or tablet, your kid may lose some sensitive personal information that’s stored on it.
If you allow children to use Facebook or Swarm, you shouldn’t neglect privacy options and set location data to private. Otherwise, anyone can indicate your kid’s current whereabouts, follow route history, or find out their daily habits, subsequently making out where he or she is most likely to be at a certain time.
Posting and sharing of inappropriate content may also result in detrimental effects. It can be both obviously inappropriate posts, like nude pictures, or those seemingly harmless at the first glance. For example, a photo of your house with an address sign, which can be a good “tip” for burglars.
To help parents fight against all these dangers, parental controls like Pumpic app are created. In addition to effective software targeted towards child protection, the Pumpic team shares relevant information to help parents learn more about what goes on the Internet and how to keep children safe under the conditions of rapid online technology development.
“In this digital era kids grow up and explore technologies very fast. Meanwhile, most parents remain out of date,” says Alex Stevenson, Pumpic PR manager. "Thus, they don’t even know about Periscope, Whisper, and Kik. They don’t know which new features have been recently introduced on Facebook, which is why they can’t judge the safety of each particular application. Keeping parents informed is an essential part of what we actually do. We go about creating informative and awareness-raising materials, sharing recommendations, as well as recent news and statistics. Some of these materials will soon form our new section, Learning Center for Parents, launched on pumpic.com."
Pumpic is a group of enthusiastic IT specialists formed in 2012. Its leading product is a parental control mobile application, which provides parents the ability to monitor and control kids’ devices, and thus, protect them. Pumpic secures your children by allowing you to monitor their calls and text messages, tracking location and geo-fences, controlling online activities and applications. The company offers comprehensive customer support and has an extensive network of international online partners. For more information, please visit pumpic.com.