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Youth & Internet Safety

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Virtual Kidnapping has been around for 20 years but is much more sophisticated now. Virtual kidnappers’ “spoof” a number of a person the victim knows so it appears that person is calling. Then the person alleges they are holding the loved one and demand ransom.

 

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UPCOMING DATES & TOPICS:

3.27.19: FACEBOOK & SNAPCHAT

4.3.19: TIK TOK & LIVEME

 

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ARCHIVE TOPICS

3.13.19: FORTNITE & MINECRAFT

3.6.19: DIGITAL FOOTPRINT

2.27.19: 3 YouTube Kids

The New York Times: Startling Videos Slip Past Filters
Common Sense Media: Parents Guide to YouTube Kids
9 to 5 Google: YouTube Kids May Ditch Algorithms
Protect Young Minds: A Step-by-Step Guide

 

2.20.19: 3 Places To Keep Phone Free

DINNER TIME: Proper Cell Phone Etiquette During Meals
BEDROOM: Why You Should Leave Your Phone Out Of The Bedroom
CAR: Things To Do and Talk About In The Car With Kids

 

2.13.19: PLUGGED IN PARENTS

Why Your Kids Need You To Unplug
Be A Role Model: Find A Healthy Balance
Take Control of Your Phone
Tips For Unplugging from Tech to Reconnect with Family