Is Password Protection Enough To Keep Kids Away From Gift Lists?

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In years gone by kids looked under their parents’ beds or in the closest for a sneak peek at their Christmas gifts.  But now, thanks to technology, kids can snoop around before the gifts are even bought.

As 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported Monday, tech-savvy children are taking a look at their parents’ cell phones and computer browser history hoping to find out what will be waiting for them under the Christmas tree.

Some parents said with the aid of password protection, using your computer or cell phone shouldn’t be too risky.

However, others said their children figure out their passwords all too easily and so they need to use old-fashioned methods when it comes down to Christmas shopping.

“I don’t put any of my stuff on my phone or any where my son can find it…it’s written down on a piece of paper that I keep in my pocket, and he’ll never find out what he’s getting,” one parent told D’Auria.

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