With the near-constant onslaught of text messages, social media notifications and the power of the world wide web at their child’s fingertips, it can be difficult for a parent to monitor what is going on in the palm of their child’s hand.

But is it really important to know everything that is going on in your child’s life? They deserve their privacy, right?

As long as they are paying for the device being used, a parent has every right to go through it.

Endless possibilities, endless dangers

The trouble with technology is that it can be used for good and evil. It can be used to form and maintain connections, to entertain, or to document and share ideas. Yet, it can also open the door for faceless bullying, inappropriate content, drugs, and the dark web.

The device you are paying for might be the key to your child’s gateway drug or ruthless bullying.

Warning Signs

If you notice that your child has changed friend groups, isolated themselves from family and friends, or has a lack of motivation, it is probably too late.

As a parent and provider, you always have the ability to protect your children before these warning signs occur.

Resources

There are resources available to you if you are concerned about what is on your child’s technology.

BeSure Consulting, created by Detective Richard Wistocki, provides monitoring software and other resources to help keep your child safe.

And if you have any other questions, please contact AMIRF at 844-611-HOPE (4673) and we would be happy to provide you with more resources.

The fight against drug abuse and cyberbullying begins at home. Do not make the mistake of waiting until it is too late.

Please reach out if you need any help.

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