While on the Internet, there must be a complete agreement between parents, teens and even younger children saying they will look out for one another when it comes to being and staying safe.
The problems most commonly associated with breaches of online safety are the suggested meet ups between posters who only know one another from online chat rooms.
In these venues it is easy for the more skilled predators to sweet-talk naive teens with promises of hanging out, being friends and even romance.
Many of these meet ups result in missing teens. Teens was not aware of their parent’s expectations when it came to online safety one of these is nary.
Most commonly it is the idea this one poster is different, or the teen is far too savvy to get caught up in a dangerous situation.
In their online safety talks, parents should make it a point to stress the simple techniques used by online predators and those who would seek to worm confidential information out of the kids.
Online safety is not negotiable. At the end of the day, parents are still the most powerful online safety tools available.