Parent Alert: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Protect your children from cybercrime, sexting, cyberbullying, phishing, cyberstalking, grooming, nude selfies, and other internet dangers. You can't shield your kids from the risks if you don't know what they are. Kids spend hours online, exploring the best the internet has to offer--but what about the risks? Who are they talking to on social media? How do you educate them about their digital footprint and protect them from trolls, bullies, frenemies, and stalkers? They may be tech-savvy, but they are not worldly-wise, so can you set ground rules? If they see you as a digital dinosaur, how do you encourage them to come to you if they are in trouble, and what actions should you take to prevent, minimize, or resolve the damage? Packed with real-life scenarios, practical advice, and action plans in non-techspeak, Parent Alert! is your go-to guide for one of the greatest dangers facing children today. Celebrity best friends and concerned parents Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams ask the questions, and international security expert Will Geddes provides the no-nonsense answers. Learn best-practice cybersecurity on social media accounts; what signals might indicate that your child is falling prey to online grooming, bullying, or extortion; and how you can protect your kids from danger without being critical of them or setting unrealistic restrictions.