Parental control apps: ally or adversary?

Originally published at: https://prostasia.org/blog/parental-control-apps/

Chances are, the global pandemic has increased your reliance—and the time you spend—on the internet in myriad ways, from following the latest health news to ordering your groceries online to binge-watching Netflix to pass the time while you’re stuck at home. And if you’re like many parents, you’ve relaxed your previous rules around screen time…

Parental control apps can sometimes hamper adolescents in reporting abuse in the household.
A tool to record evidence and send it off to the police may be useful. Perhaps it could be limited, it could only be used for that one purpose.