Category Archives: Online Predators

Advice on keeping kids safe from online predators

“Dating” App Tinder Changes Age Restriction To 17+ On iTunes

“Dating” app “Tinder” has had their age restriction increased on the iTunes app store. It was previously 12+ it has now been increased to 17+ as have many other “Dating” apps on the iTunes store recently. There has been quite a bit of negative publicity around Tinder lately in regards to teenagers using it to meet… Continue Reading

Instagram Is NOT Safe For Kids!

Instagram is a lovely app….for adults.  Yes it’s available for teens aged 13+ but here’s the thing. Instagram is really a search engine for billions of images. Your child can search for anything on Instagram, cats, celebrities, dogs, funny photos and ….porn. Instagram is also a photo sharing and messaging app. For cyber savvy parents… Continue Reading

Parents And Children Need To Watch This. Safety Online

Parents And Children Need To Watch This. Safety Online

Video from The Child Exploitation & Online Protection Agency. ” CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme that helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. The assembly enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world. It also directs where to go and… Continue Reading

Kik Messenger And Peer Group Pressure

This post is going to rub some people up the wrong way. I’m going to say something that many parents haven’t considered, or something that they don’t want to consider when making choices about the internet for their child….This post is about caring about other families kids online. If you think this post is too… Continue Reading

Leonie Smith Interviewed On “The Project” For Cyber Security Awareness Week.

Leonie Smith Interviewed On “The Project” For Cyber Security Awareness Week.

  “The Project” Channel 10 Cyber Safety Awareness Week 2013 Leonie was interviewed about cyber safety on Channel 10’s “The Project” for the Australian Governments Cyber Security Awareness Week March 2013. This video’s subject matter centres around online scams. Continue Reading

Why Don’t Parents Care About Cyber Safety?

Why Don’t Parents Care About Cyber Safety?

You cannot open a newspaper or read news online these days without seeing a story about a child being bullied online, stalked, or taken advantage of. Some of the stories are so heartbreaking I can’t bear to read them. The reasons why the bullying or stalking has progressed to a point where it has hit… Continue Reading