Protect your children from cybercrime, sexting, cyberbullying, phishing, cyberstalking, grooming, nude selfies, and othe...
A staggering 1.8 billion images are uploaded onto social media every day. While posting selfies and other photographs can be a fun way to connect with friends, children and parents alike have to be careful about the information they may be inadvertently sharing to a wide audience—including online predators and thieves. In order to share safely, here are some things to avoid.
While sites like Facebook and Instagram can offer fun ways of keeping in touch with friends, there are many ways that social media exposes kids to danger. There is often no way of knowing for sure that an online “friend” is who they say they are, and bots and artificially created “fake friends” can be set up for the purposes of grooming and scamming. Here’s how to spot the difference between a genuine user and a worrying fake.
The majority of teenagers are thought to have watched online pornography, and more than a quarter of young people have had it sent to them by other people—usually by other children.
If you’re concerned that your child may be accessing unsuitable materials online, as well as checking their internet search history, it may be useful to take a closer look at some of the apps on their phone.
Parent Alert! How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online is packed with real-life scenarios, practical advice, and action plans in plain language. It equips concerned parents with everything they need to know to protect their children from cyber crime, sexting, cyberbullying, phishing, ghosting, grooming, nude selfies, and more.