We have very strict rules in our house regarding internet use. Last year we discovered my then 10 yr old SD looking up porn sights. Her mother got her a tablet for Christmas, we failed at monitoring her enough and a couple months later, when I turned on her tablet, she had a porn tab open.
Ok, I know, this was our fault for not monitoring her. So, after some talks we cut her off from any internet unless she is on the couch in the living room with us home.
My DD just got a new tablet from her dad for Christmas, and allowed my SD to borrow it. My mom, who lives next door and has Wifi had logged my SD on in the past, even tho we asked her not to EVER log her into her account out of fear she will find out the password. Well, of course she DID find out the password and admitted to us last night, she wrote it down a long time ago!
Her dad walked in on her last night noticing her clicking off a tab real quick. So, he confiscated it, and we decided to do some snooping. She's been texting thru an app her mom let her download to a "boyfriend" (we know about him) AFTER she was supposed to be asleep at night. She was also conducting internet searches, but we did not find any porn. Whew!
How the hell can we keep up with this? I am not tech savvy, however, he dad is. This is not the first time since initially catching her she's been in trouble for sneaking onto the internet. She used her Aunt's Wifi as well a few months back, and her mom discovered porn on her old tablet.
It seems nearly impossible to keep up with all the ways kids access the internet and are able to chat with people. What does everyone do to moniter them? I was never for getting them tablets at this age, but everyone tells me I'm living in the past and most kid's have them these days.