Children love to be able to play with their parents electronics, especially tablets, laptops and smart phones. These devices enable you to download fun, educational games and applications for kids of all ages to play and enjoy. However, you may be a bit skeptical of letting them play with your electronics in fear that they may do anything from deleting important pictures of files accidentally to dropping the device on a hard surface which could potentially crack the screen or break it completely. In order to provide your kids with something fun and entertaining to enjoy while protecting your electronics from harm, these four sure-fire baby-proofing methods are guaranteed to prolong the life of your tablets, laptops and smart phones.
How To Baby-Proof and Kid-Proof Your Technology:
Many of the latest electronics enable you to download a variety of different applications with just the click of a button. While some of these applications are available for free, others can cost a few dollars to download. To prevent accidental downloads that could cost you a pretty penny, simply opt to password protect your device so that apps are unable to be purchased or downloaded without inputting the correct password first. Similarly, your entire tablet, computer or phone can be password protected to prevent children from getting on at all to delete important pictures, videos or applications that you may already have downloaded.
There’s something about being able to click every button possible that fascinate young children. From opening CD and DVD drives to reaching their fingers into USB slot holes and more, there are many different components that children are able to mess with on computers. By using a computer guard on your desktop PC, this piece of material can easily be placed over all buttons to prevent children from pushing them or even noticing that they’re there.
Getting an iPad case not only makes your electronics look stylish, but also protect them from harm that your children may cause due to dropping. Trendy leather iPad cases are available to purchase in a wide variety of colors, patterns and styles for most tablets and smart phones. For example, choose a sleek black leather case for your iPad to guard against scratches, fingerprints and more. Best of all, most cases are not too bulky and don’t look as though they have been baby-proofed, so you can it will still look classy while being protected.
Keeping Electronics Out of Reach
While nothing can 100% protect your electronics from the damage that your children may cause, it is highly recommended to keep them out of their reach at all times. You may want to get them their own kids tablet. If you are allowing your children to play on your device, ensure that they are supervised at all times and are sitting down while using it. Also set rules and boundaries such as no food or drinks allowed near the electronics, as a simple little spill could completely kill the electronics batteries. By taking these baby-proofing steps, you’re electronics are sure to be safe from potential harm.
Setting ground rules for technology use is important as they get older but for now, baby proofing your tech and keeping it out of reach unless you specifically decide to let them use it is probably your best bet. Remember too be mindful of exactly how much time you let your little tyke spend on electronics and be sure it is age appropriate.