Tween Parent’s Kik Revelation!

cell phone dangersI 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.).’

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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One Response to Tween Parent’s Kik Revelation!

  1. Pingback: 14 year old NSW girl lured to Victoria by 17 year old boy via Kik | iCyberSafe.com – Living in a Connected World

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