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Should You Be Giving Your Child A Cellphone? Consider KidTech

As we progress through the years, technology becomes more ingrained in our everyday lives. Constantly evolving, constantly changing – it can be hard to keep up at times. Our day to day tasks are arranged, planned and noted by electronic devices. The more I think about it, the more I realize that my day is pretty much run by some sort of smart device… I wake up to an alarm on my cellphone, I get up and have breakfast while reading emails and checking my schedule for the day. I read the news online, find all the information I need on Google, find my way via an online GPS system, stream my favorite shows from the internet, secure my home from an app, control our gate via phone and virtually run my business through a website and social media platforms.

I’ve always held the idea that my kids will only get cellphones when they are 16. But I’m realizing this is a bit unrealistic in today’s world. I know, this sounds insane… hear me out.

I want to keep my children safe from all the bad in the world. I don’t want them to have access to the internet because that’s where you are faced with a whole new world of evil – it’s where pornography, violence, cyberbullying and predators lurk in the shadows. I don’t want them to turn into little zombies, glued to a screen and addicted to technology in a way that will negatively impact their developing brains and personalities.
1 in 5 South African Teens have been victims of cyber-bullying
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1 in 2 South African teens are addicted to their cellphones
Should You Be Giving Your Child A Cellphone? Consider KidTech
At the same time, technology could also be wonderful, there is a vast amount of great and educational content out there which can enrich their minds, change their worlds and empower them. Being able to track your child’s location, to constantly be in touch is a sense of comfort to any parent. So how do you find the balance? How do you expose your kids to only the good side of technology without having to be afraid? How do you limit their sceen-time and have control over what they see, who contacts them and the information being shared?
Giving your child a cellphone can be such a difficult and scary decision to make, but it does not have to be. KidTech has just introduced cellphones for schoolkids and peace-of-mind for parents. KidTech provides a cellphone contract and smart phone combined with the KidTech “secret-sauce” of parental controls to ensure that the cellphone is safe and ready to put into your kid’s hands.

These parental controls block harmful websites & apps, protect children from cyber-bullying and sexually inappropriate behavior, and allow parents to control when and how the cellphone is used.  Parents can also track their kids’ whereabouts at any time and receive alerts when their youngsters leave a designated area (such as your home or school). Laura from Harassed Mom is trying the device out on her teenage son,  go read about it here.

Should You Be Giving Your Child A Cellphone? Consider KidTech

Like I said, technology could be absolutely amazing.

Not giving children phones is not a realistic answer according to KidTech. Rather give them the right phones with the correct safeguards and protections.

KidTech has ensured that the phones are cool and are appealing to teens.  The cellphones offered are Huawei P8 Lite 2017 smartphones, which look similar to an iPhone or Samsung and come with a cellphone case and free KidTech stickers to decorate the case.  Plus kids can chat away to other friends who have KidTech phones for free. I have a Huawei myself, and I absolutely LOVE it!

Should You Be Giving Your Child A Cellphone? Consider KidTech


Children want to be connected and parents want to be responsible and protect their children; and that is why KidTech is on a mission to ensure that your children can be young, connected and engaging, whilst being safe and protected from the dangers of the world that wait beyond.  That is how you find the balance.
I will be posting a series of posts going more in-depth of each of the features of the KidTech devices and touching on the subject of technology and our kids, so please let me know if you have any questions whatsoever.


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Maz Halliday

Maz is self-employed mom to two of the most gorgeous, yet tiring kids you will ever lay eyes upon. She maintains her sanity by blogging at Caffeine and Fairydust and rocking from side-to-side in her bath tub at night (with a glass of bubbly - no one ever said you can't be fabulous while having a nervous breakdown). She aims to broaden people's perspectives - and in the process will either make you laugh or p%#@ you off. Don't be shy... come say hi!



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