All parents use technology to spy on their kids


Three-quarters of modern parents use technology to actively keep an eye on their children, according to new research.

A study of 2,000 parents whose kids are between the ages of 3 and 18 examined the way that they use different tech devices to help them parent.

The research showed that 76 percent of parents use smart tech devices like security cameras and video doorbells as well as video calling as an aid to help keep their children both safe and well-behaved.

Modal TriggerAn infographic about how parents use technology to spy on their kids
Asurion’s study, conducted by OnePoll, explored the different technology devices that parents use to monitor their children and found that 59 percent have a Wi-Fi enabled camera installed in their home.

In fact, parents use technology nine times a week on average to help keep an eye out on their children.

Monitoring and limiting their children’s online habits plays a big role in parents feeling they are keeping their kids safe and out of trouble. Eighty-three percent of parents agree that they should be allowed to monitor their children, especially their digital lives.

In fact, more than half (51 percent) revealed that they use parental controls to limit or monitor their kids’ internet browsing and social media, and 53 percent say they use parental control settings on the TV to limit what their children can watch. And three in five parents admitted to checking browsing history on their kids’ phones, laptops, or desk computers.