My oldest daughter is almost four – and it’s already begun…
She’s now using the iPad and my iPhone every chance she gets. She’s obsessed with YouTube videos of people unwrapping My Little Pony toys, feeding the Baby Alive doll, makeup tutorials and a girl with a giant blowup donut. Thankfully, YouTube came out with the Kid’s YouTube app. This has tremendously made my life easier. With the app I can limit her time on the app and I can be (mostly) sure that the content she is watching isn’t inappropriate. But that’s just one app.
What about the Internet? It’s only a matter of time until she learns that she can browse the Internet for more My Little Pony fun. Until recently, I had no idea how to protect and limit her usage.
… then I watched this YouTube video from eKavach (below):
There are so many great features of the eKavach app that I love. My favorite is that it filters the internet and searches to your liking. It gives you online breach alerts, allows you to manage the amount of time your kids spend on apps, and will be offering social media monitoring.
With the eKavach app, you’ll get real time alerts for multiple family members and you can customize each family member’s web and app usage. Since I’m already having to manage my daughter’s YouTube app usage, this is another feature that I love. If only my husband would let me put a time limit on his dirt bike game on the iPad… (sigh).
I encourage all parents with tech-loving kids to check out the free eKavach app. Visit www.yourekavach.com to learn more and see some of the upcoming features they will be implementing.
Web and social media safety is so important these days and makes parenting in the digital age so much more challenging than when we were kids. It’s only going to get worse so we may as well tackle it now, right? Good luck, my fellow parents.