The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that less than 5 percent of parents are aware of online sexual exploitation and even fewer think their child is at risk.
It is important to know the dangers children face on the Internet and how to reduce the risks of being victimized. Teach your children to be “street smart” in order to safeguard themselves in any potentially uncomfortable or dangerous situation.
As far as tablets go, the new Kindle Fire is one of the best family-friendly values out there.
The 7-inch version retails for 4 and is a great e-reader and entertainment tablet that the whole family can enjoy, granted the right safeguards are in place.
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Talk to your children about the dangers associated with social networking sites and posting photos and personal information. Talk about people who may be online but may not actually be who they say they are.
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In order to give your child a rich, age-appropriate experience on the Kindle Fire, you’ll need to follow this safety guide step by step, which means you’ll need to have the latest version of the operating system downloaded to your Kindle Fire: 10.2.4.
This guide will breakdown the two-step process of password protecting all the features of the Kindle Fire and setting up Kindle Free Time, a child-friendly marketplace of educational and fun books, videos and apps.
Download Sexting Brochure Children are starting to use the Internet and computers at a younger and younger age every year.
Because they are often trusting, naïve, curious and eager for attention and affection, predators will target them online in order to take advantage of them.
If your child is communicating with someone online that they don’t know in person, it could be anyone. Teach your child not to communicate with someone they don’t know. Personal information posted online by a child can help a stranger find them.
Once a photo is posted online or shared through text messaging, it is impossible to know where that picture has gone and you can’t get it back. Strangers pose as other children in chat rooms and gain the confidence of their victims by chatting about the latest trends, music, fashions and celebrities.
Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices.
The app has been named ' For Me' to ensure that it can be discreetly installed.