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Chris McManamy is an IT professional, social media guru, &live streaming expert.
July 24, 2012Net Nanny for Android 2.0
Sep 22, 2016
Even though the technology has been around for many years, within the past year live streaming has really skyrocketed with the recent emergence of platforms such as Periscope, Blab, Busker, and to an extent Snapchat. While some have come and gone or transitioned (RIP Meerkat), the constant has remained the same. Live streaming is here to stay. This means our kids/teens with smartphones have most likely have already or will soon jump on the live stream bandwagon. Just with any social media platform, there are some extra measures that need to take place to keep our teens safe.
While live streaming has changed the social landscape in recent history, we cannot be blind to the potential dangers and risks associated with broadcasting audio and video live to the world with nothing more than our smartphones. As a parent myself, I feel I have a leg up on the situation by using Net Nanny on all of my child’s mobile devices so the day my daughter comes to me with a smartphone and attempts to live stream to the world. I am all for “in the moment” sharing of events and other points in time, however I am a parent first, and keeping my daughter safe online is my number one priority. Net Nanny give me the peace of mind that it will be watching out for my child even when I can’t always be there to do it in person.