Filed under Keeping Kids Safe Online

APPS & YOUR TEENAGER

I recently spoke to a group of parents, teachers and administrators at my daughter’s school. The general topic was online safety and what parents can do to keep their kids safe(r) online.  The specific topics were: Digital Natives Inappropriate Communications Oversharing Hiding Apps Cyberbullying Predators Sexting Popular Apps How to protect your child today and … Continue reading

Cyberbullying – STOPit

  A relatively new anti-cyberbullying app has been created by Todd Schobel called STOPit. He got the idea when he heard about 15-year old Amanda Todd. Amanda killed herself in 2012 after years of enduring bullying. The app is designed to give kids a way to report cyberbullying.  Of course there is no app that … Continue reading

What Happens on Yik Yak Stays On Yik Yak

  “Parents need to … beware of what their children are doing that means checking their Facebook, checking their phone, checking their texts. It’s too late to find out when your child has made an anonymous threat that could subject them to a lengthy sentence,” Juvenile Judge Edmond Naman Yik Yak is the latest in a … Continue reading

THE TINDER HOOK UP

It never ends. There is always some new app or social media site to be concerned about. I have said this many times and it is still true: Technology is not necessarily a bad thing. It all depends on how it is being used. Tinder is an app for Apple or Android phones that was … Continue reading

SWEETIE AND WEBCAM PREDATORS

Do you know what webcam child sex tourism (WCST) is? It is when adults pay to direct and view live-streaming video footage of children in another country performing sex acts in front of a webcam. In an effort to expose and put an end to WCTS, a Dutch non-profit recently created a lifelike 10-year-old Filipino … Continue reading

Inducing Panic Using Facebook

Two teenage girls just learned that there are can be consequences relative to what you post on Facebook. Click on the link below for the full story. http://www.wcpo.com/web/wcpo/news/local-news/butler-county/new-miami-high-school-students-accused-of-facebook-threats-in-court-friday Also, several months ago I wrote about what parents can do to help minumize the trouble their teems can find themslves in online. Click on the link … Continue reading

SWEETIE and WEBCAM PREDATORS

Do you know what webcam child sex tourism (WCST) is? It is when an adults pay to direct and view live-streaming video footage of children in another country performing sex acts in front of a webcam. In an effort to expose and put an end to WCTS, a Dutch non-profit recently created a lifelike 10-year-old … Continue reading

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ONLINE

I recently spoke to a group of parents, educators, and IT professionals about online safety and kids. After my presentation, we had some very interesting conversations about what kids are doing online and the dangers that they face. In this blog post, I will mention some key things that were mentioned in my workshop that … Continue reading