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No matter what you do to try and protect your children, it just seems that danger lurks around every corner. You want to keep your children as safe as possible, but how? Fortunately, there are actually lots of options out there to help you keep your children safer. Here are just a few:
If you just talk to your kids about safety, it’s hard to say how well the message will actually sink in. Your odds of success greatly improve, though, if you use a tool that kids really like. In this case, that tool is animated videos and games.
Many kids’ safety organization use cartoons, games, and kid-centric videos these days to get their particular safety message across. It’s a time-tested fact that children love these kinds of media. So, they are much more likely to pay attention and actually learn about things like cybersecurity, water safety, what to do in case of a fire, and much more.
One of the easiest ways to keep your kids safe is literally in the palm of your hand. Whether your child has their own cell phone or borrows yours, you can utilize the parental control settings that come standard with it. With those settings, you can manage the type of content your child can access, set how long they can be online, and stop them from making any unauthorized purchases. (At the same time, you can also take advantage of a phone’s tracking capabilities, so you can keep track of where the phone and your child are.)
Similar kinds of parental controls can be found on desktops, tablets and other electronic devices. Or, if those standard settings aren’t working for you, you can always invest in a third-party parental control app that gives you the controls you really want.
Online Criminal Records Checks
Finally, there are online tools that you can use to make sure people around your child are safe. With online criminal records search tools, you can look up other adults who may be around your child, like their friends’ parents, or that new neighbor down the street.
To start this kind of search, you simply enter the person’s full first and last name (and a city or state, if you know it). Once you’re sure you have the right person, you have the option of accessing their public records to see any criminal records they may have (indicating if they are violent, if they’ve dealt drugs, and so on), if they’re a sex offender, and more info.
It’s just another easy-to-use tool that you can use to keep you informed and give you some added peace of mind when it comes to your child’s safety.