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I love that busy parents can access tools to help them carry out their responsibility to control when and how long their kids can use devices, and make sure they’re using them appropriately. But I hate that, over the years, some companies that market these tools use fear tactics to sell them to parents. I’m also a bit concerned about over-reliance on technology as a substitute for in-person parenting.
It means those providers, including mobile phone carriers, can record what you’re doing on their networks and use or sell that information for commercial purposes. That includes the sites you’re visiting, the apps you’re using and even your network connected devices.
By Larry Magid
Given the way the internet has woven itself into our lives, it’s almost impossible to cover technology without thinking about how it affects our rights.