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Why You Should Use a Parental Control App

Raising a child is not easy - and raising a child in the digital world is even harder. Here’s why we think you should use Ohana, our parental control app, to protect your child and guide them safely through the Internet.

Stefanie Parth
11/3/2022 • 4 min
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Parents today are faced with an unprecedented situation. That's because parenting involves another aspect: the digital world, which for most is just a finger tap away. And this world holds both opportunities and risks for children.

We believe that it is important to teach our children to deal responsibly with the digital world. Ask yourself this question: Would you put your child in the driver's seat of a car and just let them drive? No. They first need to learn how a car works, practice a lot, learn the rules of the road, and know what the consequences are if they break those rules.

That's exactly how it is with digital parenting. Except the digital world is much more complex than a car, especially if you don't know how it works and what it involves. That is why we think parental controls are necessary to protect your child and learn healthy digital habits.

What are parental control apps?

Parental control apps allow you to set a number of settings from your own device on your child’s device.

Ohana, for example, helps you do the following:

  • limit screen time and set daily schedules
  • block inappropriate websites and apps
  • track your child’s location
  • monitor websites and apps your child uses
  • understand your kid’s digital behavior and how to improve it
  • learn from experts how to deal with the digital era

How is Ohana different?

We’re well aware that we’re not the only parental control solution available. So why should you choose Ohana over others? Here are 3 reasons.

1. We are not here to tell you what to do.

You are the parent, you know best what is good for your child. But we do know that raising a child is not exactly a walk in the park. Especially in today’s world, with smartphones and tablets all around. We get it. It can be overwhelming to take care of your family and protect your child from digital threats.

We are here to make digital parenting easier for you. Ohana can guide you and your child safely through the digital jungle - and provide you with all the tools you need to raise a healthy digital native.

2. We value your child’s privacy.

Ohana offers a safe digital environment for your family and we strongly believe that child protection doesn't mean child control. That is why we allow your children to have the privacy they need to explore the world. What does this mean? For example, we will NEVER introduce a feature that allows parents to read their child’s private text messages.

Why? Because it’s simply impossible to protect your child at all times. We believe that children sometimes need to make their own mistakes and learn from them.

3. We want you to have a strong and respectful relationship with your child.

We hear from many parents that they feel they can no longer keep up with the fast changes of technology, while their children grow up in the digital world and easily figure out the newest trends and gadgets.

Ohana is a tool you can use to create healthy digital habits. But to be honest, our app is only effective if you and your child work together. We can’t replace the conversations parents should have with their children. So talk to each other, learn from each other - and build a strong relationship based on mutual trust and respect.

With Ohana, you have a smart tool to protect your family.
With Ohana, you create healthy digital habits.
With Ohana, digital parenting has never been easier.