79% of Nigerian Parents Don’t Track Children’s Location

Track Children's Location

By Adedapo Adesanya

A survey carried about by global cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky, has revealed that 79 per cent of Nigerian parents do not track the location of their children.

In the survey titled Responsible Digital Parenting and carried out in conjunction with Toluna research agency, it was noted that since time immemorial, parents have always known how to track their wards but nowadays there is another opportunity to monitor the child’s whereabouts – using special software.

It was stated the reason why Nigerian parents have not been able to track the location of their wards vary and consists of certain factors.

The survey showed that 54 per cent have never thought of tracking the location, while 28 per cent do not know how to do it. However, 38 per cent of parents in Nigeria claim they do not have it installed on any of their devices.

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.

Speaking on this, Mr Andrey Sidenko, Head of Child Safety at Kaspersky Network noted, “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 you to control not only digital but also real life of the child.”

The cybersecurity firm then recommended a method at which Nigerian parents can secure and protect their children both in digital and in real life.

“Learn more on the topic of children’s cybersecurity: explore modern trends, apps, the way of behaviour 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 the Kaspersky blog Kaspersky.com/blog to do this.

“Communicate with your child and define the borders which are not meant to be crossed: discuss with them safe locations both real and webpages.

“Install a reliable security solution such as Kaspersky Safe Kids to monitor your child’s activity successfully,” it advised.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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