Our Mission to Keep Kids Safe
Our children are at risk greater than ever before since the advent of the internet. Not only can they be lured down inappropriate rabbit holes while surfing the web but also be the victims of cyber-bullying through the ever so popular social media.
It is imperative these days to be mindful of the dangers that lurk on the internet and this can be done without being a “helicopter parent”.
The reality of it is, our kids sometimes know more about the internet and computing than we do. For this reason, we must take care to keep kids safe and take responsibility to ensure their safety while online.
Social media can be a great place to interact with friends and family however it is a double-edged sword. Social media can also be a detriment to a child’s mental and social health. Some children feel that the more “friends” they have, the more popular they are, even if they really do not know the person. If your child’s social media profiles are “public” that means the whole world can see it and request to be friends, this includes predators. Their online presence and history will always be there so think about their future as well.
Kids will try to be sneaky and have more than one social media profile. The one they want you to see and another that they are hiding. Sometimes it is difficult to know if this is happening or not. Here are a few tips to help combat that situation:
Other things to consider:
Please join us in learning more and taking the necessary precautions to keep kids safe online.