The internet is as harmful as it is useful, especially for naïve innocent little kids who have yet to grasp the reality that not everyone out there has good intentions. It is for that reason that responsible parents supervise their kids’ online activities by limiting their access and usage of the internet.
Up to now, Google’s Android-powered smartphones limit preteens (kids aged 12 and below) to using just the native apps that shipped with the device. Unless a grown up (hopefully their parent or one with the parent’s permission) decides to give them their Google account for them to access Play Store and other Google services like Gmail and the ability to leave comments on YouTube videos.
Simply put, Google accounts were not being issued to preteens, and as such they cannot fully enjoy Android smartphone capabilities especially when it comes to internet access. It is also for their own good, as kids could get into a lot of trouble if granted unsupervised access to the internet.
It has been upon their parents to monitor their use of smartphone physically. But now, parents could do so virtually and …read more