Parents

As parents, it is our responsibility to keep our children out of harm’s way. However, with the expansion of the internet and digital technologies this responsibility has become even more challenging.

90

of children have been featured on social media by the age of 2.

89

of parents haven’t checked their privacy settings in more than a year.

85

of online child predators commit hands-on abuse of children in real-life.

The places child predators lurk and gather information are greater than ever. They have poisoned certain social sharing platforms, digital apps, and even video games.

Predator-Attracting Hashtags

With pedophiles frequently browsing common parenting and child-related hashtags on social sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we have to be extra careful in the content we are sharing and the information we are providing in conjunction with those photos and videos. See the hashtags that overexpose kids and make them vulnerable to predators here.

Dangerous Tool

A harmless, natural social sharing tool, such as location sharing, is, in fact, one of the most dangerous device settings of all, as it shows these predators where they can find and stalk your children. It is easy to think you are sharing harmless information with your inner-circle, but in reality, that content is in danger unless you take the appropriate steps to safeguard you and your children’s online presence.

Pause Before You Post

Help protect your child’s privacy and ensure their image doesn’t fall into the wrong hands by asking yourself these questions before sharing your child’s image on social media:

• Why am I sharing this?

• Would I want this image of my child viewed and downloaded by predators?

Find more tips on the Kids for Privacy Campaign page.

Tips From A Leading Professional

Child Rescue Coalition’s 2018 Investigator of the Year and Fort Lauderdale detective, Robert Mauro, shares essentials for how you can protect your children from online sexual predators.

“Devices such as tablets, cell phones, and laptops are off limits in children’s bedrooms and bathrooms. At night, all devices should stay in the kitchen or living area and get charged there.”

For more safety tips, read Detective Mauro’s full list!

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Be Informed

We know this is scary to hear, but the more informed we are on the tactics online child predators use, the more prepared we can be to combat their criminal behavior. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive monthly tips you can use to keep your kids safe.
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