Online predators increasingly trick or coerce youth into sharing explicit videos and photos of themselves before threatening to post the content online. The digital world has provided countless opportunities for youngsters that their parents never experienced. It helped kids stay in touch with each other during the dark days of pandemic-era lockdowns. And now that … More Protecting teens from sextortion: What parents should know
The online world provides children with previously unimagined opportunities to learn and socialise, but it also opens them up to a range of hazards. How can you steer kids toward safe internet habits? The way our digital lives have become entangled with our physical world has brought new, major challenges for parents, caregivers and teachers. … More 5 tips to help children navigate the internet safely
It pays to do some research before taking a leap into the world of internet-connected toys. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live and work. From smart pacemakers to fitness trackers, voice assistants to smart doorbells, the technology is making us healthier, safer, more productive and entertained. At the same time, it has also provided opportunities for … More Toys behaving badly: How parents can protect their family from IoT threats
For many, a new school year symbolizes a new beginning. For kids it’s as much a celebration as New Year’s Eve for adults. New beginnings, a clean slate and starting over. No wonder we want to prepare for it as best we can, to set ourselves, and our children, up for success. The preparation should … More Kids back at school. Check. Devices protected. Check.
We often teach children not to speak to strangers, but we seldom realize that we may actually be offering them up for exploitation by strangers on the internet every day. While it comes natural to many of us to shield our children from the dangers awaiting them in the real world, the digital world is, … More Why you shouldn’t post children’s photos online