Online Predators – it is frighteningly easy!

This video is intended to shock.  We must never become complacent.  It is a wake up call to all of us to become involved in our children’s online life.  Firstly we must ensure that if our children are under 13 that they are not on Facebook.   Remember that if they are, they could be chatting with people they don’t know.  Even if you are their Facebook friend, they are probably ‘friends’ with older teens – the sisters and brothers of their friends or perhaps older cousins as well.  Would you let them go to a party alone with older teens – probably not – yet on Facebook they could be living in the worlds of older teens.  They are hearing the language they may use, they are witnessing the things they do and hearing their views on topics teens discuss.  They are watching the videos they post and the pictures they upload.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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