If you are someone that has a lot of technology and also a couple of kids, then it is likely that you live in constant fear of your children breaking your beloved assets. This is understandable, kids are extremely clumsy and don’t seem to understand the monetary value of objects, the way they treat their own toys is a testament to this. Your child having somehow getting their hands on your technology is an almost inevitable event, but that doesn’t have to mean the end for your beloved tech. Here is our geek’s guide to protecting your tech around kids.
Cases are a lifesaver when it comes to protecting your technology. Kids have the habit of dropping and knocking tech items, so if you are able to, throw a case on them. This is especially the case for phones, laptops, and Ipads as their large screens are easily breakable. There are plenty of shatterproof cases available on the market that will work as a protective barrier and stop any knocks or drops from breaking your tech. We recommend getting the thickest case possible. Though this may not be the most aesthetically pleasing option, it will ensure that your technology will have the best protection possible. If you can access one, thick rubber cases are very useful as they lessen the impact of any falls which will make your screen less likely to break.
If you are someone that has a lot of earphones lying around, you may notice how easily they break or get snapped. This is because children are careless and they do not store things away carefully or check whether or not the heavy object they just put down is on top of something delicate. FYI, this is how you stop earbuds breaking, you put them all in a single case so that you know where they are at all times and you make sure that this case is secure and also not cramped. Keep this case in a high place and your child will have no interest in trying to play with it because they can’t reach it.
If you are someone who has a few televisions around their home along with a few children, mount your TVs immediately. Even if you have had no close calls or breakages yet, your tv is one of the most at-risk items in your home. Make sure that your tv is securely mounted in a high place because TVs are extremely delicate and it only takes one thrown toy to waste hundreds of dollars. If you are purchasing a new tv, also make sure to buy one that is made of strong materials as you don’t want it breaking quickly.
One of the best ways that you can truly protect your items is by making sure your children cannot access them without your supervision. As we know, when we sleep our children can get up to all sorts and break a lot of things, so it’s important to make sure that those things aren’t expensive pieces of technology. You can protect your technology by keeping it in a lockbox when it is not in use. Doing this means that you can go about your day without any worries of your children breaking your items when you’re not there.
Passwords are actually extremely useful when protecting your technology. If your child can’t get into your technology to play with apps, then you will quickly become disinterested. This will decrease the chance of them breaking your technology and is very simple.