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Teaching Kids to Be Safe on Social Media

Updated on August 30, 2017

All kids want to be popular. They see celebrities or even their friends actively using social media by posting pictures and videos online and they try to emulate their activities to become part of the popular crowd. They are also more trusting than the previous generation and meeting strangers online is not a big deal to them. Needless to say, all of these things can have dangerous consequences.

Sexting is a huge problem nowadays and it is a nightmare for parents. Children who post or send lewd photos online have no idea about the dangers they are putting themselves in. These photos can be solicited by online predators who pretend to be other children their age and these photos can be used to blackmail them and ruin their lives. We all remember the tragic story with Amanda Todd, the young teen who took her life because of all the abuse online. It all began with one inappropriate photo and the problem escalated to levels beyond everyone’s imagination.

Also with online dating apps and chat rooms meeting strangers face-to-face is not considered a risk to millennials. However, what they do not realize is that the whole online persona is a charade by online pedophiles, designed to lure them into a face-to-face meeting. The days of someone hiding behind the bushes with binoculars are gone. Online predators are now tech savvy and are in search of their victims on social networks or any other place where people actively communicate with each other.

There is a way you can fight back and keep your children safe online, but to this, you must take full control of your children’s internet activity. The parental apps the mSpy phone tracker puts you in the driver’s seat and lets you limit the amount of time your child spends on mobile devices as well as mobile apps. You can also see what they post on social media and the messages they send and receive via messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Viber. The mSpy phone tracker allows you to identify and resolve potential problems before they snowball it great dangers.

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Technology alone is not enough to keep kids safe online. Parents need to have serious dialogues with kids to make sure they are clear about the dangers that exist online.

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