Online Dangers


People come across with Online dangers everyday yet they do not do anything about it. The modern online dangers could be... This is a guide for parents to tell your children.

  • Talking to strangers on social media
  • Viruses
  • Hacking
There are loads more but these are the ones I am going to talk about today...

Talking to strangers on social media.

Talking to strangers can lead to danger such as...

  • "Stranger Danger" -- Take It Seriously
    Children may find it hard to judge strangers they meet in person, and it's even harder to tell friends from foes online. "It's very important that parents with younger children are aware of what apps their kids are using and what those apps do," says Wood. "A lot of those applications that target young children have a social media aspect to them. People trying to target children will use those apps, as well."

    Stress to your kids that they should not interact with strangers on these apps, and explain that many people on social media are not who they say they are. You should also monitor your kids' Internet usage to ensure their interactions are only with real-life friends.

  • Also, avoid bypassing age restrictions for kids, and adhere to the terms of service for social media applications. For example, Facebook does not allow anyone under the age of 13 to create an account.
  • Hidden Info in Photos -- Beware of Posting Pics
    Children should know the potential risks of what they're posting online. Photographs are no exception. Wood says it's important that children don't send photographs unless they're 100 percent sure it is a friend they're communicating with. Photos contain EXIF data -- information about the camera you took the photo with.

    This is important to know, says Wood, because "someone can use that data to pull the exact geographic location of where that photo was taken." With young children, it's better to restrict the use of photos on social media or make use of the parental controls many applications possess.

    Parents of grade-schoolers should discuss the fact that photographs contain location information, which could potentially help a stranger find them.
  • The Staying Power of Social Media -- Consider the Future
    Dr. Newman says, "Parents need to give children some understanding of exactly how powerful social media is. ... Whatever you put out there is there forever, and that can have consequences down the road." Wood emphasizes that social media postings can later "be accessed by colleges, potential employers and insurance boards."
  • Cyber bullying -- Ask, "Will Others Get Hurt?"
    Dr. Newman suggests writing a list of rules about social media usage, discussing them with your kids and posting them near the computer. This checklist should include these questions: "Is this going to hurt someone's feelings? How would I feel if this message came to me? Does this feel threatening in any way?" She urges parents to have a conversation with their children about bullying, enforcing the idea of not joining friends who are gossiping about or teasing others online.

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Viruses or hacking

Viruses or hacking start the very same way. A VERY EASY PASSWORD.

If a hacker was to steal a phone and the phone had a pin code of 1234, the hacker will easily be able to get all of your private information and password. The could either

  • keep the phone,
  • Copy the your private information and send it to themselves so they could act like a big hero when he has finished.
  • Put a virus on your phone.
To ensure you and your children have a secure password go to this safe link...

This link will tell you how long it would take for a computer to hack into your account..

Let me show you how long it would take 1234 to be hacked into.

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This is how long my password will take to be cracked.
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