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.
Most commonly associated with breaches of online safety are the suggested meet ups between posters who only know one another from online chat rooms.
It is easy for the more skilled predators to sweet-talk naive teens with promises of hanging out, being friends and even romance. A lot of these meet ups result in missing teens.
Even worse, nary a one of these teens was not aware of their parent’s expectations when it came to online safety. Something did not work?
Typically the concept is that this particular internet user is different, or the young adult is way too smart to get taken advantage of and put in harmful situations.
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.
Parents are still the most powerful online safety tools available.