Protecting Your Child’s Safety: Practice and Monitor Online Habits

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Cyber safety in an issue that parents must take seriously; it is something that must be addressed and can no longer be ignored. All you have to do is to look at National and local news stories about how children and teens all over the country have been affected by cyberbullying. With social media and a variety of emerging technologies and websites it is getting tougher for parents to keep their kids safe.

The first step is to identify and monitor your child’s online activity. Be sure you know the sites they are visiting and the conversations they’re having online.

Sometimes parents don’t even know that their kids are being attacked online. Nowadays most kids have mobile phones that easily link them to these sites. They can send and receive texts often out of the watchful eye of their parents. To make matters worse kids sometimes have multiple social media accounts with different profiles that parents may not be aware of.

While it’s certain that we can’t protect our children from everything we can take precautions. Be sure to check up on current photos they’ve posted. See what kind of activity goes on via their mobile phone. Double check on suspicious numbers and texts. You can certainly find out who the numbers belong to with a reverse phone number search. If you see bullying type comments on your childs social media, track down who that profile belongs to. If you have an address find out who the bullies parents are and where they live.

 With kids spending up more and more time on social media, it makes good sense for parents to know who they’re talking to and what they’re saying so that if cyber bullying does occur, steps can be taken to find out the immediate source.

All you have to do is to look at National and local news stories about how children and teens all over the country have been affected by cyberbullying. With social media and a variety of emerging technologies and websites it is getting tougher for parents to keep their kids safe.

The first step is to identify and monitor your child’s online activity. Be sure you know the sites they are visiting and the conversations they’re having online.

Sometimes parents don’t even know that their kids are being attacked online. Nowadays most kids have mobile phones that easily link them to these sites. They can send and receive texts often out of the watchful eye of their parents. To make matters worse kids sometimes have multiple social media accounts with different profiles that parents may not be aware of.

While it’s certain that we can’t protect our children from everything we can take precautions. Be sure to check up on current photos they’ve posted. See what kind of activity goes on via their mobile phone. Double check on suspicious numbers and texts. You can certainly find out who the numbers belong to with a reverse phone number search. If you see bullying type comments on your childs social media, track down who that profile belongs to. If you have an address find out who the bullies parents are and where they live.

With kids spending up more and more time on social media, it makes good sense for parents to know who they’re talking to and what they’re saying so that if cyber bullying does occur, steps can be taken to find out the immediate source. Public Records Now is a people search engine that makes unmasking these unsavory characters easier. You may be able to find out eye information that could be used to stop these predators. 

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