Protecting your home against burglary is always a good idea but did you know that the TV in your house can hold just as big a threat to your family? Watching the wrong type of content can be terrible for your child’s mental health and there are even other threats involved in smart TV sets when these devices are used to spy on your family. The worst part is that the damage of TV content or TV spying can go undetected for months at a time. Your child could be suffering from nightmares, deal with unnecessary emotional damage or even show aggressive and violent behavior for a long time before you can make the link back to certain TV programs. Protecting kids from TV content is also incredibly difficult because keeping your kids from certain shows can result in terrible arguments. It is however important for you as a parent to step up and make some rules regarding certain TV content to ensure that your kids are as safe as possible in your own home.
Ensure that your smart TV isn’t used for spying
Smart TV’s are terrific devices. You can enjoy live TV shows from the net, enjoy online gaming, stream content from your phone and much more. But recent information revealed that these smart TV’s could be subjected to hacking which could even enable hackers to spy on whatever you and your family is viewing online or even worse; actually spy on your family. The best way to keep your family safe in this type of situation is by doing research on the smart TV to ensure that there are no built in motion sensors or cameras on your TV set that is often required for Xbox games. And if there are some detectors then the best way to stay safe is by connecting through a VPN service provider which protects all of your devices against hacking.
Supervise what your kids watch
It might be a good idea to watch TV shows and cartoons with your kids to see how these shows affects them and to get a good idea of the basic story and content. When you are watching shows with your kids you can also inspire them to watch healthier shows like the infamous 7th Heaven, a show where Stephen Collins plays the role of a reverend with seven children.
Don’t put a TV in the bedroom or play area
Whenever there is a television in the bedroom it gives kids the opportunity to watch content that is not age appropriate or to watch too much TV which can result in obesity. A TV set in the living room will give you a good idea of exactly what your kids view all the time and is a great way to control just how much TV your kids enjoy.
Research the emotional effects of your children’s favorite shows
Don’t just assume that a cartoon is bad based on certain behaviors and characters. Some TV characters may seem alarming but actually has good and meaningful underlining stories that may actually benefit your child.