INTERNET SAFETY

Predators prey where children play.

We are their first line of defense

#ItTakesAnArmy

Social media is not always safe. In fact, it has become one of the easiest ways for predators and pedophiles to access children’s private lives.

Games and apps rated for young audiences are often used as by predators to initiate conversations and relationships through fraudulent profiles.  Chatrooms, messaging apps and online play is all being infiltrated.

You CAN do something to protect your child.  Stay involved.

  • Monitor younger children’s online activities
  • Use parental controls on devices
    • Most apps and games also have additional layers of parental controls
    • No unsupervised chatrooms for younger children – predators disguise themselves as peers
    • Know who your children are interacting with online
    • KNOW YOUR CHILD’S USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS
      • Older children should build trust to earn privacy.
      • Educate and empower them to self-protect online
  • Do not assume children will not use devices outside the home.
    • Educate them even if you have a no-device policy.
    • Do not think that no device = no usage.  They will find somewhere to play online.
    • Discuss ‘house rules’ with other parents when your child visits their friends houses.

Check out the links below to articles which show instances of predator infiltration by adult abusers.



  • ROBLOX WARNING This was reported in the UK however, Roblox as we know is an international gaming app.  Your child is probably playing.  Set the parental controls and keep your #eyeswideopen to their activity … and other players

Apps you should keep an eye on… some of them use location, video, and chat/text which can be manipulated by predators.

  • Tinder
  • Snapchat
  • Blendr
  • Kik Messenger
  • Whisper
  • Ask.fm
  • Yik Yak
  • Poof
  • Omegle
  • Down
  • BeeTalk
  • WhatsApp
  • Musical.ly
  • SpotAFriend
  • Flinch.

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