Modern children and where to find them: 68% of Egyptian parents do not track their children’s location
Parents have always managed to set geographical
boundaries – where their children could go and where they
could not – back in time. Nowadays there is another
opportunity to monitor the child’s whereabouts – to track
the location of them using special software. Yet, according
to Kaspersky’s special survey for parents, not many parents
in Egypt realize this.
According to “Responsible Digital Parenting” survey , 68%
of Egyptian parents do not track the location of their child.
The reasons for this vary: 51% have never thought of
tracking the location, while 23% do not know how to do it
and 13% don’t have enough time for this. There is an
option to have the software, which lets parents locate their
children on a map and set a safe area for them to stay in,
installed on their children’s devices. However, 34% of
parents in Egypt claim they do not have it installed on any
of their devices.
«Modern times offer a wide range of tools which can help in
preventing accidents in real or digital life. It is crucial to
know how to use them, what their benefits are, and,
actually, use them. Tracking your child’s location can
definitely save you a lot of trouble – its advantages lie also
in the fact that it allows to control not only digital, but also
real life of the child» –¬¬¬ commented Andrey Sidenko,
Head of Child Safety at Kaspersky Network.
To secure and protect your child both in digital and in real
life, Kaspersky strongly recommends following this advice:
1. Learn more on the topic of children’s cybersecurity:
explore modern trends, apps, the way of behavior that has
to be adopted in order to safeguard against dangers (for
instance, the basic security rules while on the Internet);
update your network security knowledge periodically, use
Kaspersky blog https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/ to do this;
2. Communicate with your child and define the borders
which are not meant to cross: discuss with them safe
locations both real and webpages;
3. Install a reliable security solution such as Kaspersky Safe
Kids to monitor your child’s activity successfully.