- Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking
- Back to School
- Cellphone Parenting
- Character Strengths and Life Skills
- Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls
- Early Childhood
- Facebook, Instagram, and Social
- Learning with Technology
- Marketing to Kids
- Mental Health
- News and Media Literacy
- Privacy and Internet Safety
- Screen Time
- Sex, Gender, and Body Image
- Special Needs and Learning Difficulties
- Technology Addiction
- Violence in Media
Should I buy parental controls from my wireless carrier?
There are pros and cons to purchasing parental controls from your wireless carrier. These services let you do everything from filtering inappropriate content and blocking phone purchases to locating your kid on a map. The main "con" is cost. Some of these features can be expensive, and you may be able to find cheaper alternatives through the phone's built-in settings or through third-party apps. But on the "pro" side is necessity. Although we like to think our kids will be completely responsible, some will resist your rules. If your kid is risking safety, privacy, and money, it might be worth looking into these services.
Do you have parental controls through your carrier?