I don’t know about you, but I always find it helpful to hear real life accounts from real life parents about their experiences keeping their children cybersafe. Below is the parent of a 12 year old, in response to the dangers of Kik Messenger. At least he has retained his sense of humour in the end! Please feel free to comment and add your own experiences.
‘I just found out that some grown man has been communicating with my 12 year old daughter. It hasn’t been going on long, but it’s clear that he was trying to build a progressive relationship. First it’s pretending to be concerned, calling her “baby” asking her to take pictures of her art or legs or “whatever else you want to”. I also saw some things about self cutting. Needless to say, I’ll be more involved in what/how she communicates in the future (that is if she ever gets the iPhone back.).’