Get Started

Best Parental Control Solution for Your Family Devices

Start Free Trial

Getting Ready for Christmas

LAKSHMI on December 21, 2016

Christmas Celebrations

Twinkling lights, plastic reindeers with red noses, cinnamon wafting in the air, stockings in the fireplace – the season’s upon us once again. From ordering gifts online to sending out virtual cards, another digital Christmas is in the air:

  • Gadgets take red-themed backgrounds and caller tunes hum carols.
  • Digital natives seem to be upping Santa's tech expenses with a growing demand for digital gifts this Christmas.
  • Santa Skypes from the North Pole.
  • The classic holiday stories and songs now have digital avatars that our natives can bury their noses in.

The season is no less jolly than it has ever been. for parents to remember during this festive season

  • Set parental controls on devices gifted to young children
  • Talk to children about appropriate use of device and online media
  • Know the ratings of games before the child can play them
  • Set rules for tech usage
  • Set up home internet filtering
  • Teach the child never to share passwords and personal information online

Make technology safe during holidays through common sense. Be cautious while using public WiFi hotspots to access financial platform. Ensure that all financial transactions go through “https” sites, set up your firewall, update your antivirus software, and always log out in all instances before closing the browser.

It helps to remember that there is a real world outside of the digital world and Christmas is the culmination of a year of camaraderie and human goodwill.  Make the holiday season even more special with Random Acts of Christmas Kindness (RACK).  Get inspired by RACK ideas online from sites like Baton Rouge Moms.com, Still Being Molly website, and Kiddie Matters website.

The Grinch had a point as he mused if Christmas didn’t come from the store – and came without ribbons, without tags, without packages, boxes or bags. To add a digital flavour to that thought, neither does it come with glowing screens and stylus-armed touch-screens.

Christmas, as Mary Ellen Chase put it, is but a state of mind, and may we honour it in our heart and keep it all year roun!

Merry Christmas to our readers, and may the spirit of the season last through the coming year.

Recent Blogs

Digital Detox - Old School is the New Cool

Technology has been successfully integrated into everything we do, right from the time we wake up to the minute we fall asleep. No wait… that’s not quite true - technology has also been integrated with sleep! We now have technologically advanced pillows which can cure sleep disorders and white noise

What Parents Need To Know About Raising Humans in a Digital World

Does the world need another digital parenting book? I thought so, and here’s why…As a digital parent myself, I found it hard to find a book that covered the entire spectrum of digital life. After all, I didn’t want to read solely about problems, I wanted to learn about possibilities. I wanted to hea

Mobicip Parental Control App Removed from iOS App Store

If you have tried to download Mobicip on your / your family's iPhone or iPad, you might see a message that it is "not available in your country or region", or that it doesn't appear in the App Store search results. This is because Apple has removed the Mobicip Parental Control App from the iOS App S

Talking to your Children About Online Predators

The Internet - a hub of all things, good and evil. Fortunately or unfortunately, it has become an indispensable part of our lives, and the lives of our children.It’s tempting to simply skip the conversation and hope that our children will not come across anything ugly online. However, we need to rem

How Technology is Empowering Children from Developing Nations

When it comes to socio-economic disparities between developed and developing countries, the gaps seem endless. But when it comes to the proliferation of technology, the gap has become almost negligible. Tech giants have made technology extremely affordable for everyone and seem to have taken an almo