Is My Kid Safe? The Dangers That Hide On The Web

The Data Protection Conference 2019 aimed to share the new data protection rules with legal practitioners and data protection specialists. It is our duty as parents to care for you and your child’s data, especially when you’re online.

The Internet is both a beneficial and dangerous invention. And although it carries new knowledge, there are dangers hidden on it that your child may face without you knowing. Here are some of them. 

Cyberbullying

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Bullying is a form of abuse that your children may encounter not only in schools but also online. Cyberbullies often hide in the anonymity that the internet provides, pushing them to become more hurtful and vicious.

Real-life cases have shown that some children who experienced relentless bullying online have resorted to hurting themselves and being antisocial.

Online Predator

Sexual predators are also dangers that lurk online. These people prey on children, often befriending and sending them messages in their social media profiles. Some anonymous apps allow these violators to connect with your children, taking advantage of your young innocence.

Scam

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Adults fall for scams. So what can you expect when your children fall for false rewards in exchange for their parent’s credit card details. Even the games that seem so innocent online may entice your kids to give out private information about them and their families.

Viral Challenges And Dares

Some dares are fun until it becomes a danger to your children. Kids want to feel like they belong. So, they may end up trying dares online to be in with their peers.

However, some of these seemingly fun dares are not good for your kids as it can harm them physically and may force them to do things that they shouldn’t even be doing, like crossing the street with a blindfold on.

Inappropriate Content

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As the internet is a highway of information, it can give your children access to inappropriate content, like pornography and malware. Sometimes, their favorite characters may entice them to watch adult-themed content without knowing, introducing them to violence and foul words.

The internet has both useful and terrible sides. But we will not always know what websites our children can access. Setting boundaries and using parental control software can help protect our kids from the dangers lurking online.