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Raising Tech Savvy Kids

What Parents Should Know That Their Kids May Already Know about the Internet
  • By Debra Sanders Clark

According to research, there are 50,000 predators online at any given time (Thomas, n.d.). These individuals are likely luring profiles or hiding in chat rooms in search of vulnerable children. Predators know that a growing number of children are now on the Internet, therefore, they monopolize the opportunity because it allows easy access and increased chances to privately communicate with them.

Unfortunately, predators are not the only threat online. According to research there are over 5 million Facebook users under the age of 10, although Facebook prohibits users under the age of 13, (Hopkinson, 2015). In addition, there are over 80 million fake profiles on Facebook (Chauhan, 2016). With the increase accessibility of social media, criminals often create fake profiles online to capitalize on the opportunity to steal more than identity. Parents, beware

As a consequence of the many hidden dangers online, parents should be concerned and learn ways to increase youth safety. This self-help manuscript will provide information to help parents help their children have a safe and rewarding Internet experience. Readers will receive the following benefits:

explore the pros and cons of technology

learn techniques for proper usage of modern technology

gain knowledge of potential risks such as:

cyberbullying, sexting, predators, exploitation and others

learn about secret apps and codes children use to hide their online activities

acquire knowledge to implement safety online

implement and explain the rules for computer and Internet usage

develop a trusting relationship to improve parent and child communication risk, safety and responsibilities

receive additional resources offering information and help

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781512749496
    • Manufacturer: Westbow Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9781512749496
    • Publication Date: 07/01/2016
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Debra Sanders Clark
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