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Online Gaming Scammers Targeting Children – Digital Families Podcast

Online Gaming Scammers Targeting Children – Digital Families Podcast

Digital Families Podcast Episode 41

Paul Litherland
Paul Litherland

For over a decade, as a former technology crime police officer and now under the banner of Surf Online Safe, Paul has dedicated himself to educating children, parents and teachers on the subject of Internet Awareness.

As a parent himself, Paul adds that extra insight to his presentations as he is more that aware of the fear and apprehension parents have regarding the internet and the dangers that are out there.

In this episode Paul and I talk about the very difficult issue of children being scammed via online game platforms where there is the risk for losing large amounts of money for families via the virtual currency available on games like Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft.

We also discuss “Sextortion” which is not just an issue for young people but people of all ages that fall into the trap of an online predator who blackmails them into sharing sexually explicit photos or video of themselves. It starts with an online friend requests and can end up with the victim at the mercy of an extortionist.

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Digital Families In The Age Of Corona Virus Webinar

Digital Families In The Age Of Corona Virus Webinar

Parents Only Cyber Safety Webinar This Webinar Was Live On 7th April There is now a recording available. Register below $10 via Paypal for access to all past recordings of previous webinars. After payment through Paypal you will be automatically redirected back to this website to a page with the recordings. Tuesday night 8pm sharp… Continue Reading

Where Are Kids Going Online?

Where Are Kids Going Online?

There were one or two comments made to me via twitter, about the stats I provided, on my last post on online safety and kids, particularly the one about “64 percent of all teens say they do things online they don’t want their parents to know about”. I’d like to talk about the concern I… Continue Reading