In some ways, monitoring a child’s tech use is getting easier.
Apps allow remote locking, offer location tracking, and limit time on a device.
My concern is that it’s too easy to substitute tech monitoring for effective parenting.
Helping a child effectively use a device is one aspect of parenting, but gatekeeping, filtering or blocking is a single part of being a good mom or dad.
No app, filter or site will help a child make meaningful sense of his experience. No program can duplicate your family value system.
Tech is a tool, not a parent.