Do you know what apps your kids have on their phones? There are countless apps available that offer services you probably don’t want your children accessing. Some apps are purposely developed to help “disguise” online behavior such as viewing, sending, or receiving inappropriate content. Your children’s generation is the first to grow up with this advanced technology. It’s no surprise if they know more about digital trends than we do, but parents have the duty to stay aware.
As a parent, it is your responsibility to learn about how the online world operates, how kids use it, their lingo and everything else pertaining to digital socialization. Don’t take these online threats as something abstract that only happens “on the internet.” It’s never too early or too late to start teaching them about the proper way to behave online. Having honest communication between you and your child about cyber risks and how to stay safe online while using the powerful tool that the internet is.
If you don’t know where to start, start with the KidGuard guide, where they share some online safety reminders and tips on setting phone rules.
Disclaimer: I have teamed up with KidGuard in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.