I discovered rather quickly that I could not prepare a single set of presentations to use over and over again.
Rather, I need to conduct new and fresh research for every single presentation I do, regardless of how much time has passed from one to the next. Because that is how fast things change in the world of technology and online interactions.
The advice below can help you minimise the risks associated with webcams and video chatting.
Hawkins, Information Security Officer Over the past several years, I have been actively speaking to parents, children, tweens, teens, and young adults regarding the dangers of the Internet and social media.
To make matters even scarier, third party websites allow users to search for people based on things like age and gender.
There is very little you can do to verify the identity of someone on Kik, which obviously poses the risk of sexual predators chatting with your child. Just last month, a 13 year old girl was murdered by a man she presumably met on Kik Messenger. Omegle – This App has been around since 2008, with video chat added in 2009.
This app also allows users to identify themselves by a made up username, posing the dangers of anonymity.
Users are exposed to – and contributing to – sexually explicit content, abusive language, and personal attacks so severe that schools are starting to block the App on their Wi-Fi.
Although the posts are anonymous, kids start revealing personal information as they get more comfortable with other users.
This will keep the Apps and photos from posting the exact location or whereabouts of the phone user., has been in technology for medical facilities since early 2000 and has been practicing for more than 20 years with his start in the United States Air Force.
He is a part of Cook Children's Experts on Call Speakers Bureau.