One of the heartbreaking aspects of going to prison is missing out on your child’s life. Social scientists and psychologists both agree that a child lives a healthier life on both of their parents are around. Prison is an obvious obstacle to being there for your child.
Visiting a prison can be a stressful event for children. Prisons are cold hard buildings for steel bars and intimidating law enforcement officers. Winds can be devastatingly long on visitation day and security can be thorough. And once inside, inmates are in colored jumpsuits that make them stand out from the crowd.
Fortunately children today are very comfortable with technology. Kids often video chat with their friends and even consider that hanging out with each other. Securus Video Visitation allows you as the inmate to enter their world. You can have a casual video chat with your kid and hang out with them like their friends do. Instead of visiting a scary, cold, hard prison, you can hang out with them in a comfortable environment.
Imagine being able to do homework with your daughter through Securus Video Visitation. She can sit in the comfort of her own room while you help her with her math homework. She gets the benefit of having a parent right there in her home and you can take joy in the fact that she avoids the intimidating process of visiting the prison.
She doesn’t need to see the color jumpsuits, the big prison guards or the steel bars. She can just see your face on the screen and your voice in her ears as you give her advice. And since she is incredibly comfortable with technology, these video visitations will feel incredibly normal to her, as if you were there in her life at the moment. She does not have to grow up with a missing parent.
The Securus platform is incredibly easy to use and your kid will probably figure out how to use it for you to. You just set up a Securus account as you would any other social media account except this one is special. This one connects them straight to you.
Through the system, you can request times for visitation; even requesting homework visitation time.