This post was sponsored by Verizon.
Just about everyone you know has a smartphone these days. When I was growing up, we didn’t even have a computer in our house, nevermind the internet. I was well into my teenage years before we got a computer or internet access. Kids of today don’t even know life without a computer and Lord help us all, if the internet goes out and we can’t get Baby Shark and Blippi.
With most areas of life centering around our phones, computers and internet access, it’s hard to find a balance between digital life and family life.
Some parents are in the camp of not allowing their kids to have any screen time at all to avoid problems, but for most that not only isn’t feasible, it might not be advisable either. You can’t keep your kids in a bubble till their 18 just to avoid having them stumble upon things they shouldn’t see on the internet. That would be like sheltering them from the outside world in hopes they never see death, fear, or destruction. It’s better to teach kids how to deal with real-life challenges and how to be responsible than making them think these don’t exist.
Verizon knows your struggle as a parent to keep tabs on your kids digital activity. As the largest telecommunications provider in the United States with wireless coverage serving more than 98% of the country, they strive to provide parents with all the necessary and innovative tools to monitor all the digital aspects of their whole family.
From monitoring your teenager’s digital activity on their smartphone to keeping track of where all your kids are with a simple, secure app,Verizon Family Tech makes it easy for parents like you to easily stay connected and stay in control!
As a long and loyal customer of Verizon Wireless, I can assure you that I have not personally found any services, apps, or tools that help keep track of my own family’s digital activity better than those found through Verizon. They are leading the way with innovative tools and helping parents feel safer allowing their family to access the internet.
Verizon Family Tech
When you have the right tools at your disposal to help you monitor and control your family’s digital access, it’s easier to find a balance between digital life and family life. You can set limits on usage, times, content, and more. You can also mix and match Verizon’s new Unlimited plans so everyone in the family can get what they need.
Luckily, I don’t have teenagers quite yet, but tech like the GizmoWatch is perfect for my 8 and 11 year olds to have a fun and safe way to learn the ropes. GizmoWatch helps teach your kids how to talk and text responsibly while you still get to stay in control of who they can contact. It’s a great tool for your younger kids who aren’t ready for a smartphone, but are ready to start learning about responsibility with digital communication.
The better tools that you have access to, the easier it is to keep track of your whole family’s digital access. That means you have more time for family life and quality time with each other. Rather than losing your whole evening making phone calls and driving around trying to find your teenager, you can use tools like the Family Locator to quickly see where they are, their location history, and custom alerts too.
With Verizon Family Tech, you can finally find a balance between digital life and family life!
For more information about how Verizon Family Tech can help you guide your kids and teach them responsibility with technology by visiting Verizon’s Family Tech page.