Online but not on guard: What danger lurks in social media?

 

            Technology is constantly changing in todays world, and the moment that you think you have figured out one popular program children are using, there is another knocking at the door begging them to download it. With applications being so readily available whether on smartphones or the computer, technology is always at our fingertips, and on our GPS.

Location services is a feature that many smartphones have. This capability is nice; however, it cal also leave a location accessible by predators. Educating our children to make sure that they are using this service when needed but also turning it off and not frequently checking in to place such as “home” can help protect and guard a child’s privacy.

Children use a variety of online services when browing the world wide web, and each of these services can have different safety concerns. However, keeping an open communication network with your child and monitoring their internet connectivity is the number one key to protection. 

Please view the March 8 edition of The News-Review for the full story.