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What risks do young children take when exposed to today’s technology?

This Sunday, August 21, Children’s Day in Peru, dedicated to carrying out activities designed to understand childhood and promote their well-being. Along these lines, this anniversary is a good opportunity to learn how young children in the household can control the amount of time they spend in front of a screen, especially a smart fone,

According to World Health Organization (WHO)According to the first guidelines for children under the age of five published by this institution, children under the age of two should not be exposed to screens such as television, tablets or cell phones. In addition, it recommends that between two and five years of life, these devices be used for a maximum of one hour a day and always combined with physical activity, play time, and sleep to reduce sedentary lifestyles. be added.

There are various technical devices to keep track of what kids see, as well as how much time they spend on it. For example, the Xiaomi brand has set a new Google standard on its smartphones: digital wellness functions and new parental controls via Google’s Family Link, with which parents are able to remotely monitor usage and control time Will be Which your kids use so that they consume only quality content.

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How to activate Google Parental Protection?

parental control works on devices Android in which the minor logs in with his account Google, To do this, parents need to enter their Google Account password so that they can configure or change the child’s parental control settings. Once this is done, the following steps should be followed:

  • Open the Family Link app
  • Select your child’s account.
  • Tap “Manage Settings” and then Google Play to approve content and control your family’s in-app purchases with a single payment method.
  • Select the type of content you want to filter.
  • Choose how you want to filter content or restrict access.
Xiaomi smartphones have the Google Parental Control function without having to download an application to install it.
Xiaomi smartphones have the Google Parental Control function without having to download an application to install it.

You can also use the rest of the functions Google Integrated way with your entire family to schedule all activities and keep everyone informed. With Google Calendar, for example, you’ll be able to share events in a diary, with Google Keep, you’ll write down gift ideas and have an active shopping list with useful notes on hand. And with the Google Assistant, they’ll have the power to stick to daily routines, like setting reminders to say “get ready for school.”

Digital Wellbeing with Xiaomi

On the other hand, there is also digital wellbeingfunction of Xiaomi With which you can limit the use of applications or internet browsing in case you are a teenager at home, and you need to set the brakes for healthy use of smartphone and thus more concentration in studies.

To access it on your Xiaomi smartphone you need to click on Settings> Click on Digital Wellbeing and Parental Controls. Once in this menu you will be able to see several sections that show the user’s usage of your phone during the day as well as more information about it:

  • Screen Time: Indicates which apps are open and for how long.
  • Unlocked: Indicates how many times you have unlocked the phone and opened certain applications.
  • Notifications: Indicates how many you have received and which applications they came from.

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