Since tori comot last weekend online said pikins minors from chrisland school film demsefs with a mobile device while engaging in alleged sexual violence the comments dont fly up and over wetin pesin go do to keep im pikins safe for this technological age.
BBC Pidgin follows the experts for tips to help parents monitor dia pikins activities on mobile devices and keep kids safe online.
Taiwo Ogunlade wey be tok tok pesin for Google say dem create app wey dem call family link to help parents monitor di pikins activities online.
When parents pair the phones, they block or allow certain content to enter or not enter the phones. Dis go make parents know di kain content dia pikins dey watch.
You can use oda app blocking porn sites and unwanted content. Parents adjust to use and set how long pikin adjusts to use the device.
Dis means to say that the parents adjust from making the pikin device turn off when the allotted time is up.
How it fits to link your pikin mobile device with your own
- Create Gmail account for di pikin with real age.
- Install Google Family Link for your parent’s phone.
- Add di pikin’s registered Gmail ID to your Google family link.
- Please use di pikin email id to login di pikin device and activate it. Your phone receives a notification to let dem activate di pikin phone.
Dem fit start using di phone but dem no fit access adult sites with di phone.
We also provide ode tips that help parents monitor children’s ode devices. They include:
- Keep the computer in a central place, so you can monitor while I’m using and doing.
- Follow them, do internet searches when they need them. Don’t always let dem do am alone.
- Check the sites you don’t want to access. Almost every app and site gets a button to use flag cans.
- Make sure you put passwords and don’t give any passwords.
- Always talk to your pikins, also let them know, tell them not to share personal information with strangers they meet online.
Tips on how you adjust to your pikin mobile devices
Children’s expert and BBC Pidgin trainer Dr Maymunah Kadiri highlights several ways pesin fit monitors dia pikins wen dem dey activities online.
Dr. Maymunah is also a mental health doctor and physical therapist, she says that once you put the family link in, you get notifications when they want to go to the wrong sites, say no so she does her thing with her kids.
Other tips he gives include
- Put child protection on your cable television. Access to adult and restricted content is not allowed.
- Put child protection on your online accounts like Netflix and YouTube
- Control access to internet data and Wi-Fi.
- Have schools test all mobile devices they are on at school, especially those that are live for the hostel.
- Monitor what they do after the lights go out at night, as some of them leave rooms with devices and continue to use them after the lights go out.
- Use whatsapp web to log in chats by day, go help you meet the nice friends they have.
‘The best age for kids to get a phone is age 13’
Dr. Maymunah says that the best age for Pikins to start handling phones under parental supervision by day is 13 years old.
She says most cable TV and online child protection buttons put di pikins’ age at 13.
“Say koko as the corona virus comes and goes pikins now have to use phones for school purposes we can’t go back to the old era but parents and schools assume they take charge not passive they monitor how they drive the pikins. di devices “ na wetin Dr Maymunah tok.
Have parents and schools hire an IT expert to clean the house from dia pikins devices as some of them download and hide wrong content inside dia devices.
Some of the things they see, hear or read cause some level of brain damage and cause them to grow.
Dr. Maymunah says: “The pikins these days are smarter, more inquisitive, they go to Google and find ways to bypass the child control button you put on.”
She says the kids are going to protest, but she makes you stand your ground. “Dem are fast and furious, they are sabi times 20 of wetin we know, they are more creative and restless” na so di doctor tok.
She says the most important thing is to make whatever strategy you want to pursue, make sure it’s sustainable. Don’t do it today, stop tomorrow.
According to her, schools are supposed to find a way to monitor devices when students return to school. Let’s say some of them feel free to access negative dose sites when they go to school.