The next step is educating your kids, and that means talking to them about it.
The SDDA reports that, “71% of parents stop supervising Internet use by their children after the age of 14, yet 72% of all Internet-related missing children cases involve children who are 15 years of age or older.” It’s important to continue to protect and educate your children even into their teens.
Chat Slang has a full list of terms that parents should recognize.
Among them: These are only a few of the acronyms kids use to attempt to keep their parents in the dark.
Keep lines of communication open so they feel comfortable coming to you in the event a stranger contacts them online, and stay connect with apps like Mama Bear Family Safety (available for i Phones and Andriods) that helps you see who is talking to your kids in social media environments.
When chatting online it is a brand new world, thanks to the internet.
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