Mastering parental controls: Keeping kids safe in the digital world

Practical solutions and tips for parents to mitigate digital risks and encourage healthy screen use.

Explore Kid-Friendly Entertainment Safely with Epson Home Smart Projectors

While there’s an abundance of kid-friendly shows and movies, it’s essential to recognise that not all content is age-appropriate. Thankfully, Epson home smart projectors, powered by Android TV™, allow you to implement parental control options through the diverse apps available in the Google Play Store. Keep your child’s entertainment experience safe and enjoyable!¹

Understanding and Mitigating the Risks of Online Exposure for Minors

The use of online communications services and access to online content present risks for minors and may expose them to inappropriate content, addictive practices, and online harassment.

The consequences of these risks of exposure can be serious and long-lasting for children and adolescents and are likely to disrupt their psychological development. Inappropriate content can have effects on the mental health of minors and their socio-relational development, but also traumatic effects that can impact their balance, their health, and their safety.

Furthermore, overexposure or early exposure of users to screens can cause problems with the somatic health of minors and their neurological development. Overexposure to screens can lead to a sedentary lifestyle, a lack of physical activity, the risk of being overweight or even obese with the resulting pathologies, and impacts on eyesight which can lead to long-term consequences.

In order to protect minors, digital parental control tools make it possible to limit these risks of exposure and block access to content unsuitable for minors.

In addition to these parental control solutions, it is important to dialogue with the children to help them understand the risks to which they are exposed, help them express their emotions and develop critical thinking.

Progressiveness throughout childhood, then youth, in the use of screens and access to content will help protect minors from the risks linked to overexposure.

For apps not covered in the list above, refer to their respective documentation for parental control details.

1. It is important to note that Epson doesn’t manage the Android service. Usage of Android TV and related third-party apps abide by Google and app developers’ terms. Please review these terms before use.

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