When a young person gets his or her first smartphone, parents can find their nerves, and at times patience, being taxed. Parents not only have to deal with the new freedoms that a mobile phone grants their child, they also need to keep an eye on what kids are using their phones for. Then there’s the challenge of making sure screen time doesn’t encroach too far into family time.
With these things in mind, Verizon offers Verizon Smart Family (formerly FamilyBase), a new partner in parenting for Verizon Wireless customers. Smart Family lets parents keep tabs on their child’s location by tracking their device. It also allows parents to limit what children see on their screens by setting content filters.
And when it’s time for a device break, Smart Family gives parents the ability to pause the internet remotely, whether their child is using mobile data or WiFi. This tool is especially helpful to keep kids focused on the moment at hand – whether it’s during dinner time or family vacations.
These helpful Smart Family features not only provide parents with peace of mind, but also mitigate issues for young device users before they can become a problem.