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The Relationship of Social Networking and Children
Who says social networking is only for adults? In this age and time, the type of freedom provided by the internet has enabled people of all ages to communicate and interact online with no limits. That means that Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter are not exclusively for teens and adults, but are accessible to children as well. But the problem many parents have is whether to allow their kids to conveniently and freely join social networking sites.   As in the case of Facebook and MySpace, children below thirteen are theoretically not allowed to join, and that is for good reason. There are...Read More >>
 
Staying Smart with Social Media
Email was once the main tool of communication for the internet. When the web first invaded our homes, one of the most important and useful tools it gave us was the convenience of communicating with other people all over the world through email. But that was long ago. These days, it’s all about social media and social networking sites, also known as web 2.0.   Social media venues are like a new world for new people. If you don’t have an account in either Facebook or MySpace, then it’s like you’re from another planet. This means that being able to join social...Read More >>
Signs Your Child Is Communicating with an Online PredatorSpending Too Much Time Online A recent study found that the majority of victims of online predators were previously given total freedom when it came to internet access. This fact entails that when a child spends too much time online, he becomes a lot more vulnerable to online predators. Instead of spending much of their time with friends in the neighborhood or perhaps hanging out with people at school, they devote it to communicating with total strangers on the web using social networking sites, chat rooms, instant messaging, and forums. Eventually, this is where they are found by predators and...Read More >>
Warning Signs: Children at Risk for Online PredatorsThe internet was invented to provide a one stop shop for people seeking knowledge and information. Children and teens alike utilize the web at its full capacity, reaching even to a point that they become very prone and open to various threats. Now among those threats, online predators are the most dangerous.   It is estimated that only a third of American households that have internet connection use programs or software that help filter content for a safer {sidebar id=4} web access for children. Because of this, total internet freedom results in higher risks of being victimized by manipulative and sexually...Read More >>
How Online Predators Reach Your ChildWhen it comes to online exploitation, predators have mastered using the internet. The convenience of communication has benefited not just those who want to establish wholesome and healthy correspondence, but also those who seek to exploit and abuse others. For instance, children and teens use modern conveniences such as social networking sites, instant messaging, forums, and chat as ways to find friends. But as they engage in them, they also become very vulnerable and open for predators searching for their potential prey. These perverted individuals will try to grab your child’s attention by talking and conversing in a very likeable...Read More >>

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