Should parents use smart devices to keep tabs on their children when they’re home alone?
The decision of whether or not to use technology to monitor children when they are home alone is a complex one and ultimately up to the individual parent or caregiver.
Some parents may feel that using smart devices to keep tabs on their children provides a sense of security and allows them to ensure their children are safe and well-cared for. Other parents may feel that such monitoring is an invasion of privacy and may prefer to trust their children to handle responsibilities on their own.
It's important to consider the child's age, maturity, and ability to handle responsibilities as well as the specific features of the device being considered.
Additionally, it is very important to have clear communication and a set of rules with the children about monitoring, respecting their privacy, and making sure that it does not harm their mental well-being.