“Deepfakes” will be so commonplace in the near future that it won’t just be celebrities and politicians who are targeted, apps have already been developed to make it easy for anyone to put you or your family in the frame of something humiliating or illegal. An app for faking nudes has already been taken down after it went viral, but then but I see this getting out of hand fast. We need protections and regulations set up now. With Facebook now unwilling to pull false and fake news off its platform what line will it and other platforms draw on deep fakes?
“Show them what’s real and what’s fake” this is important advice, but how many adults also get caught up with sharing fakery, we all need to be more aware. Spend time with your teens on social media when they are starting out, begin the journey with them. Social Media training wheels.
On the northern beaches and run a business? Cyber crime can at a minimum cost you customers and payments, or bankrupt you. Don’t get complacent find out what you and your employees need to do to ensure your business is safe for you clients and you!
Facebook have “shadow banned” comments for years, now Instagram allow you to hide unwanted comments from others. This is helpful, would be good to mute comments as well so that you don’t have to see them. There’s a lot of harm done in the viewing of abuse. Many users don’t want to inflame a situation by blocking, so restriction is good. See first comment for where to do this. Left swipe on comment and select restrict. This article also. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/02/tech/instagram-restrict-mode/index.html
These scams are looking more and more legitimate. Don’t click links, always check your account via your normal browser bookmark. Warn others.
This parent is not alone, I do meet parents at my talks who feel the same way. There is not enough widely accepted evidence to suggest either way is best. It’s simply up to each family to decide what works for them. I have noticed that this generation of teens are much less adventurous than we were, my son recently commented after a get together with some of our old friends that we had far more exiting teen lives than his generation. He wanted to know if our experience was “normal” yup we either got out to see our mates or were roped into chores at home! Our parents couldn’t wait to see the back of us 😂 personally I wonder how we survived!
Don’t click on the link! iinet scam
This study and research is sorely needed. There is too much conflicting information being passed around with researchers also disagreeing on the existing studies. Over 8 years the technology will change as will how it is used. The study will likely have to adapt as tech changes.
Has your child’s school banned smart watches? Some schools I have visited have, due to kids getting calls and texts on them, and in one case a child taking photos with a smart watch in class.
This is sickening 40% willingly complied, hoping to be models, and he’s done it before. How can we help our children to understand that strangers may not have their best interests in mind. Start early with conversations around taking intimate images or video. Some children think that it normal and a sign of maturity. They need to know the warning signs Safe4Kids have resources to help with this education.
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