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Parents Share Tips on Tablet Safety

Parents Share Tips on Tablet Safety

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OMAHA(KPTM)- The holiday season is a popular time to travel, especially for families. Now tablets are being used to keep kids busy during the journey. But many parents are careful about what they allow their kids to access.

Nevin Schwartz may be under two, but when it comes to tackling a tablet, he's scary smart and he's not alone. Studies show about a third of kids under the age of two, know how to push at least a few of the right buttons. Nevin's father, Joseph, says that's one good reason for parents to stay ahead of the curve. "There is a lot of trouble you can get into if you let your kids do things and you don't even know how they're doing it," said Schwartz.

As kids get older, keeping up can be even more of a challenge. David Saxby has two sons, Sean, 9, and Ryan, 7, both of them know their way around an I-pad. "It's pretty scary. They definitely know how to do a lot more things than I do," said Saxby who adds that the family's tablets are password protected. "They can't have purchases or change anything on the tablet because they need the password," said Saxby who added that his bigger concern is keeping them off the Internet, unless it's for school projects. "Web surfing is probably the most dangerous, but when they're on the apps, it's not so bad," said Saxby.

The Schwartz family says for now, Nevin is staying out of trouble, but his natural talent with tablets could mean keeping the family's I-pads on "airplane mode" all of the time to ensure his tech skills don't end up getting him into trouble.

 

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