Parents' Survival Guide

To Online Safety

Cell Phone Monitoring & GPS Tracking

iPhone & Android Apps You Should Monitor & Why: What Your Kid May Be Hiding From You

52%

87%

27%

52% of students have reported having experienced some form of cyber bullying.

87% of young respondents have witnessed cyber bullying.  This is a staggering increase from 2013’s numbers (27%).

27% of respondents have admitted not knowing what to do if personally attacked online.

60% of teenagers NEVER report cyber-bullying to the relevant social media site administrators.

An action takes place online that is intimidating, harassing, and hurtful to another person through electronic technology such as cell phones, computer, tablets, as well as communication tools: text message, social media, email...etc.

Cyber Bullying

[ ˈsajbər ˈbʊliɪŋ ]

  • Changes in emotional behavior
  • Sudden unwilling to attend school
  • A significant drop in grades
  • Avoids or becomes upset by technology
  • Lost interest in things once they enjoyed

Spotting the Signs:

Is Your Child Being Cyber Bullied?

1. Disengage immediately.  
 
2. Print out the evidence.
 
3. Block/delete/ban the bullies.
 
4. Report bullying to the site or network.
 
5. Consult an attorney.
 
6. Take the proof to the school, the workplace, and if necessary, the police.
 
7. Monitor yourself or the target for signs of overwhelming depression or anxiety, and seek out counseling if necessary.
 
8. Help a target get involved in the “real world” and see real friends.
 
9. Have the target join a support group for kids or adults who have been cyberbullied.
 
10. Do not sleep with your phone in your room.

Top 10 Steps You Should Take to Respond to Cyberbullying

by Carrie Goldman, Curriculum Director of Pop Culture Hero Coalition

Individuals who use internet and communication technologies online, seek to exploit vulnerable children or teens for sexual or other abusive purposes.

Online Predator

[ ˈɔnˌlaɪn ˈprɛdətər ]

  • Pretend to be a child
  • Act only slightly older
  • Pretend to be close by
  • Friending friends
  • False Authority

Different Ways Online Predator Approach Victims

How to Help Your Children Protect Themselves Online

Set Rules

Review Friends Lists

Give Examples

Watch While Online

Ask For Passwords

 

A parent must make sure his or her child fully understands why rules regarding internet use must be followed and how specifically online predators can compromise one’s safety. This is the reason for which it is a parental obligation today to learn much about how the digital world operates...Ignorance can be damaging—in a few cases even fatal [...]

Watch Out For These Signs of Online Predators

Stop Cyber Bullying: How To Talk To Your Child About Online Safety and Cyber Bullying

Your Child Has a Stronger Online Presence Lately

 

Your Child Speaks About a New Friend Randomly
Your Child Quickly Switches Screens Around You
You Find Pornography From Strangers
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UNDERSTANDING TODAY'S TEENS

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Parenting Teens:

Culture and Slang Words of Today’s Teens

     Popular Apps Among Teens to Keep Track Of

Snapchat

Instagram

Spotify

Twitter

Whatsapp

Twitter

Spotify

Instagram

Snapchat

Whatsapp

Features texting, voice messages, calling over the internet, and group chats that allow friends to connect.

Snapchat

Photos you send disappear after 24 hours, while also have the option to hold the pictures in camera roll.

Instagram

Share everyday moments and instant stories with followers and friends in your own virtual album style.

Spotify

Access the top albums as well as the little known ones, get services to a melting pot of music tastes.

Twitter

Get voices on Twitter to be heard and expect the possibility of a celebrity appearance on your feed.

Do's & Don'ts of Online Safety:

Are You Unintentionally

Putting Your Child At Risk?

Mistake #1: Posting Pictures of Your Child Online

Mistake #2: Disclosing Identifying Information

Mistake #3: Not Adjusting Privacy Settings

Mistake #4: Leaving Location Settings On

Mistake #5 [...]



 Online Safety Reminders For Your Child: GPS Locations, Privacy Settings, and More

“Once you post something online, you can’t take it back”



“Make sure your privacy settings allow only close friends and family to see your information”

“Have you changed your password lately and is it easy to guess?”

“Don’t give out or post any personal information online.”

“Don’t talk to anyone you don’t know online. Let me know right away if a stranger contacts you.”

“If an online offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

“Turn off the GPS location settings on your phone before posting...

A 2004 Dutch study on 4 to 18-year old kids revealed that those who came from families with poor familial communication usually exhibited some mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and hostility. Teenagers often tend to internalize their problems [...]

Why Open Communication With Our Kids is More Vital Now Than Ever

When You Should

Give Your Child A Phone

Cellphones can be unfettered portals to everything the internet can offer, from innocent videos to hardcore porn and violence. Second, these serve as open doors for cyber bullying, sexting, paedophilic activities, and private information sourcing [...]

   Tips on Setting Cell Phone Rules with Your Child

It's Never Too Late. 

Setting Phone Rules Today

It would have been much easier to let your kid’s know that there will be limits and restrictions on their technology use before they began using it... what if they’ve already had a phone for months, or even years? [...]

1. Get specific

2. Work together

3. Provide clear consequences

4. Be realistic

5. Crowd source it

6. Public v.s Private

7. [...]


You want your child to use their phone safely, and you also want it to match up with your own technology and communication use beliefs. When setting cell phone rules never override your own values just because someone else tells you to [...]

Overlooked Facts on Cyber Bullying: Self Esteem, Self Confidence, Body Image, and Eating Disorders

Signs of Cyber Bullying & Teen Depression

Depression is one of the major effects of cyber bullying. Teens who are regularly cyber bullied may feel down on themselves, start believing what other people are saying about them online, start skipping school...develop low self-esteem or start using drugs or alcohol as a way to self-medicate [...]

Children today have to embrace technology. However, the alarming increase in minors experiencing and witnessing cyberbullying is fast becoming an issue every parent needs to deal with...Below are some of the biggest dangers that parents don’t think about [...]

There are endless apps available that offer services you probably don’t want your kid accessing, or maybe only let them access while monitoring their use. Other types of apps that spell trouble are ‘vault’ apps, which are used to disguise online behavior such as viewing, sending, or receiving inappropriate content [...]

What The Statistics Say About Cyber Bullying

          Our children’s world is a fast moving theatre of information, entertainment, virtual relationships, and out-of-the box concepts that were unheard of just forty years ago.  The internet and the prevalence of convenient, portable gadgets are a boon to modern civilization; but, their dark side hosts online predators, thieving hackers, and morbidly dangerous information.

          A parent must make sure his or her child fully understands why rules regarding internet use must be followed and how specifically online predators can compromise one’s safety. This is the reason for which it is a parental obligation today to learn much about how the digital world operates, how kids use it, their lingo, and everything else pertaining to digital socialization.


I.  INTRODUCTION

        A.  Internet Safety Facts Parents Should Know About  >>

        B.  Overlooked Facts About Cyber Bullying  >>

        C.  What You Need To Know About Cyber Bullying  >>

        D.  The Real Dangers Of Online Predators  >>


II.  UNDERSTANDING TODAY'S TEENS

          A.  Parenting Teens: Culture and Slang Words of Today's Teens  >>

          B.  5 Popular Apps Among Teens to Keep Track Of  >>

          C.  iPhone & Android Apps You Should Monitor & Why: What Your Kid May Be Hiding From You  >>


III.  DO'S AND DON'TS ON ONLINE SAFETY

          A.  Dos and Don'ts of Online Safety: Are You Unintentionally Putting Your Child At Risk  >>

          B.  7 Online Safety Reminders For Your Child: GPS Locations, Privacy Settings, and More  >>


IV.  HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD/TEEN

          A.  Why Open Communication with Our Kids is More Vital Now Than Ever  >>

          B.  When You Should Give Your Child A Phone  >>

          C.  7 Tips On Setting Cell Phone Rules With Your Child  >>

          D.  It's Never Too Late. Setting Phone Rules Today  >>


V.  HOW-TO'S FOR PARENTS

          A.  How To Set Privacy Settings On Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp  >>

          B.  How To Enable Parental Controls On An iPhone/Android  >>

          C.  How to Use GPS Tracking  >>  

          D.  What is Geofencing and How To Set It Up  >>


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HOW-TO'S FOR PARENTS

How To Enable Parental Controls On An iPhone

How To Edit Privacy Settings on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp

How to Setup Parental Controls on YouTube on Browser, iPhone and Android

How To Enable Parental Controls On An Android

What is Geofencing And How it Can Help Parents Keep Children Safe

How To Use GPS Tracking?

Though the joy and benefits of social media can most certainly not be ignored but there are certain privacy risks that need to taken into consideration as well. Whether you’re a private individual or a socialite; an over-sharing adult or a secretive teen; you should be aware of your privacy [...]

DO'S AND DONT'S OF ONLINE SAFETY

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD/TEEN

"If you have intimate and/or private conversations on text, email or private message, understand that person can copy, forward or screen shot that message for everyone to see."

- Detective, Rich Wistocki, Chicago Western Suburban Police Department, Internet Crimes Unit

“Often parents are unfamiliar with the latest terminology youth use today. Parents need to remain current with the rapidly developing technology field in order to keep their children safe.”

- Tina Norris, Family Engagement Specialist, PEATC

“Be the true advocate for your child. Unplug long enough so your child knows you truly care and have their back.” 

- Blair Corbett, Founder of Ark of Hope for Children

“Communicate with your child very often about bullying ...The more you communicate about this problem the better it is for both the child and the parent.” 

- Lowell Levine, Founder of Stop Bullying Now Foundation

“If they are a little older, let your child know people may coerce them to send photos and imply that they will only like them if they do.  Be sure they are aware that a) this person is very likely lying and b) even though they are told otherwise, an extremely high percentage of photos that are sent are forwarded and c) Let them know anyone making them uncomfortable or trying to get them to do something they do not want to do is not someone they want a relationship with.”


OVERLOOKED FACTS ABOUT CYBER  BULLYING

The internet is such a part of our everyday lives now. In fact, we probably don’t even give it second thought. If you want the answer to something, just google it. How convenient!
 
Your children’s generation is the first to grow up with this advanced access. It’s no surprise if they know more about digital trends than we do, but parents have the duty to stay aware.

Children as young as 7 years old today have their own smartphones and about 90% say they’ve had access to the internet since the age of 9 or younger. How do we really know what our children are doing online?
 



INTERNET SAFETY FACTS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Is Internet Safety An Issue?

A study from Rochester Institute Technology (RIT) with children from kindergarten to first grade reported that about 50% of parents are not by them when they’re using a computer—which means half of these parents don’t even know what their kids are up to. If you think about it, pornography, or any kind of sexual content, is so easy to find, it’s practically everywhere. A study from University of New Hampshire (UNH) showed that 79% of youth unwanted exposure to pornography occurs in the home, right under the parents’ noses.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), about 15% of children between ages 10 and 17 has had at least one person contact them with sexual intent. With over 750,000 of them online at any given moment, there is no doubt that a majority of these senders are online sexual predators. If you haven’t taught your children anything on internet safety, you might want to consider it after learning that “16 percent of teens considered meeting someone they've only talked to online and 8 percent have actually met someone they only knew online,” as the same UNH study revealed.

Why Cyber Bullying Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly

It is important to teach children how to behave online, not only to refrain from befriending any strangers, but also how to treat others. Cyber bullying is a huge issue that has only grown exponentially since the rise of technology and online social media. To make matters worse, it’s starting as early as second grade.

The difference between bullying and cyber bullying is that the victim can never really get away from cyber bullying—it’s on all their social media apps on phones and computers and it’s in school. In fact, most of the attacks done online are from anonymous or fake profiles created by people they know, just constantly saying mean things or sharing embarrassing/private details about the victim. A McAfee 

research from 2008 discovered that 20% of teens admitted to having actively cyber bullied other people.

Cyber bullying can cause your child to behave in a different way they don’t normally behave, whether they are the ones instigating or the ones being attacked, just to be accepted and fit in with the crowd. The RIT study also found that cyber bullying “peaks in middle school, which is when online exchange of sex-related content begins.” The McAfee research also revealed that 34% of teen girls have given out photos or physical descriptions of themselves to strangers (15% of teen boys).

It’s Not That Innocent

Just the thought of some stranger out there having a photo of your teenage daughter should be enough to send chills down your spine. But imagine if they befriended this stranger, who is pretending to be a peer, and started to trust them. This trust could your children to reveal more personal information about themselves, depending on this person for a sense of security, and perhaps even meeting up in person. Online grooming is a serious threat from online sexual predators because it almost always leads to sexual offense. According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), the online grooming cases they deal with have increased by almost 50%.

Why can’t your children just stop talking to these people? It sounds easy enough, right? However, because they have grown so dependent on these predators, they are more likely to do as they are told-- including performing sexual acts on webcam or sending sexual images online. The NCMEC estimated 80 million child porn images were created in 2002. They are trapped by their new “friends” and they don’t know what to do.


Start Today

Educating yourself and your children on the importance of internet safety couldn’t be any more important. Don’t take these online threats as something abstract that only happens “on the internet.” It’s never too early or too late to start teaching them about the proper way to behave online. If you don’t know where to start, start with our guide, where we share some online safety reminders for your child and tips on setting phone rules with them.

Parent's Survival Guide

To Online Safety

Table of Contents

The internet is such a part of our everyday lives now. In fact, we probably don’t even give it second thought now. If you want the answer to something, just google it. How convenient!
 
Your children’s generation is the first generation to grow up with this advanced access
 [...] 



INTERNET SAFETY FACTS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

An action takes place online that is intimidating, harassing, and hurtful to another person through electronic technology such as cell phones, computer, tablets, as well as communication tools: text message, social media, email...etc.

by Carrie Goldman,

Curriculum Director of Pop Culture Hero Coalition

"If you have intimate and/or private conversations on text, email or private message, understand that person can copy, forward or screen shot that message for everyone to see."

- Detective, Rich Wistocki

Chicago Western Suburban Police Department, Internet Crimes Unit

Watch Out For These Signs of Online Predators

How to Help Your Children Protect Themselves Online

Set Rules

Review Friends Lists

Give Examples

Watch While Online

Ask For Passwords

 

“Communicate with your child very often about bullying ...The more you communicate about this problem the better it is for both the child and the parent.” 

- Lowell Levine

Founder of Stop Bullying Now Foundation

Ratchet !MemesFinessed ?Extra ?Lowkey.Respek !Dead.The Plug.Sus...

Parenting Teens:

Culture and Slang Words of Today’s Teens

Popular Apps Among Teens to Keep Track Of

Tips on Setting Cell Phone Rules with Your Child

 Online Safety Reminders For Your Child: GPS Locations, Privacy Settings, and More

1. Get specific

2. Work together

3. Provide clear consequences

4. Be realistic

5. Crowd source it

6. Public v.s Private

7. [...]


“Be the true advocate for your child. Unplug long enough so your child knows you truly care and have their back.” 

- Blair Corbett, Founder of Ark of Hope for Children

   Tips on Setting Cell Phone Rules with Your Child

1. Get specific

2. Work together

3. Provide clear consequences

4. Be realistic

5. Crowd source it

6. Public v.s Private

7. [...]


You want your child to use their phone safely, and you also want it to match up with your own technology and communication use beliefs. When setting cell phone rules never override your own values just because someone else tells you to [...]

Tips on Setting Cell Phone Rules with Your Child

1. Get specific

2. Work together

3. Provide clear consequences

4. Be realistic

5. Crowd source it

6. Public v.s Private

7. [...]


A. Internet Safety Facts Parents Should Know About  >>

B. Overlooked Facts About Cyber Bullying  >>

C. What You Need To Know About Cyber Bullying  >>

D. The Real Dangers Of Online Predators  >>

II.  UNDERSTANDING TODAY'S TEENS

I.  INTRODUCTION

 A.  How To Set Privacy Settings On Facebook,                            Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp  >>

 B.  How To Enable Parental Controls On An iPhone                /Android  >>

 C.  How to Use GPS Tracking  >>  

 D.  What is Geofencing and How To Set It Up  >>

V.  HOW-TO'S FOR PARENTS

 A.  Why Open Communication with Our Kids is More        Vital Now Than Ever  >>

 B.  When You Should Give Your Child A Phone  >>

 C.  7 Tips On Setting Cell Phone Rules With Your                  Child  >>

 D.  It's Never Too Late. Setting Phone Rules Today  >>

IV.  HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD/TEEN

 A. Are You Unintentionally Putting Your Child At                   Risk >>

 B.  7 Online Safety Reminders For Your Child: GPS                Locations, Privacy Settings, and More  >>

III.  DO'S AND DON'TS ON ONLINE SAFETY

  A. Culture and Slang Words of Today's Teens  >>

  B. 5 Popular Apps Among Teens to Keep Track Of  >>

  C. iPhone & Android Apps You Should Monitor & Why:        What Your Kid May Be Hiding From You  >>


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