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89 Percent of Nigerian Parents Use Their Gadgets to Entertain Their Child when they Travel- Reveals Kaspersky
The majority of children were 2-6 years old when they first got their own devices. However, 31 percent of Nigerian parents have not talked about safety rules on the Internet with their children, which means that the children are not always aware of how to behave online safely.
FREMONT, CA: While many countries gradually ease the lockdown measures implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic and international travel starts to rise. Kaspersky highlights some travel patterns of parents and their children on the go.
As per the “Responsible Digital Parenting” survey1, 89 percent of the parents in Nigeria utilize their gadgets to entertain their children when they travel. Besides, 33 percent of the respondents try to calm down their children using devices, and 22 percent aim to get some spare time for themselves. Resultantly, there is a possibility that children are sometimes left one-on-one with the gadgets. 56 percent of Nigerian children have their own smartphone or tablet, reveals the survey. The majority of children were 2-6 years old when they first got their own devices. However, 31 percent of Nigerian parents have not talked about safety rules on the Internet with their child, which means that the children are not always aware of how to behave online safely.
“Most parents give their children gadgets in order to entertain them, spare some time for themselves or calm down their kids. However, they shouldn’t use digital devices uncontrolled. It has been estimated by Kaspersky that 19% of Nigerian parents would like to monitor their child’s digital life better. This can be done by limiting screen time and holding conversations; however, a security solution is needed as well,” says Andrey Sidenko, Head of Child Safety at Kaspersky Network.
In order to teach children to use their gadgets in a beneficial way, to safeguard them from inappropriate content, here is the following advice:
• Explain to the child the ethics of the Internet (not to write anything offending or insulting, not to post embarrassing, and indecent photos) and safety rules on the Internet (not to respond to strangers, and not to publish too much private information).
• Communicate with children. Discover their interests and suggest suitable materials and video bloggers.
• Install a trustworthy security solution such as Kaspersky Safe Kids to monitor your child’s activity successfully.