Would you leave your children to play unsupervised with your cordless screwdriver and Swiss Army knife? Especially if they don’t know how to handle these tools safely yet? What about laptops, tablets and smartphones?
When using consumer electronic devices, the dangers involved are of a different kind, but are just as real. The same way children can injure themselves or others or damage things around them when handling tools incorrectly, there is a risk of them discovering content inappropriate for their age or endangering the security of your device or personal data when discovering such electronics.
You should therefore explain the risks of using electronic devices to your youngsters and make sure that you are always in control of how they are used – in particular if this involves a device which you also use for your e-banking or job.