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Parents: students will be out for Winter vacations soon.
Have you checked your browser safety ratings, updated your antivirus software, cleared your cache/history and cookies on your computers? These are things that should be performed on a regular schedule.
A parent’s job is to be diligent against harm and danger
to their children. Just as the United States military protects
America from all enemies both foreign and domestic.
A parent’s job is to protect their homes from invasion and
incursion even from the online digital environment.
Protecting children from online pornography, violence and
Millions of students will be celebrating their winter break
nationwide. Students from public, private, and higher
education schools will be invading homes. Kids, youth,
young adults and even college students who think they are
adults will be online. Their activities will range from
chatting, watching Youtube videos, playing online games
through gaming systems and sharing digital content.
Children in elementary schools have Facebook accounts
and parents are ignorant to their online activities.
Parents need to be concerned and cautious about all online
activity and if they have suspicions always ask questions
and check behind your children on their computers and
How to Protect Your Child's Phone:
The ease of accessing online pornography, sexual situations,
vulgar language, and the potential to exposure the family to
sexual predators is a huge risk. Many parents openly acknowledge
that they trust their children, but what about their friends that
can influence online activities? All parents are not responsible
and will not accept the accountability that comes with being a
parent. So caution is needed and communication with children
about your expectations for online safety should be reinforced.
Children have been taken, encouraged to sneak from homes
and then raped (boys and girls), sold into prostitution, and even
Parents should not allow their children either elementary
school age to higher education to have free unmonitored access
to the Internet. Cyber-bullying, Sexting, voyeurism, chat rooms
hookups and video sex rooms are available online; this is a reality
The title of this Blog: Parents What Do Your Kids See Online
The Internet has given way to an ease of sites that contain information
from pictures, video and multimedia that can influence children in a
destructive manner both psychologically and emotionally. Data from
Inter@active Weekly, Newsweek and Telemate shows that and estimated
10 million web sites have pornographic materials that kids have access too.
55% of all Internet porn activity occurs during 9am and 5pm and slightly
increases as children transition to home from school. 62% of young
Internet users admit to visiting sites containing sexual content, violence,
hate materials and offensive music. Parents that earn over $75,000 to
$100,000 a year have children that are more than likely downloading
porn at home because of the availability of high speed Internet access.
The dropping of Internet access prices has allowed more lower income
homes to have higher speed access. Disturbingly a congressional study
has found that 3 in 5 kids online have received an invitation to engage
in sexual encounters from chatting on Facebook and other Social Media sites.
Parents need to stay informed and educated about the dangers, potential
of abductions from online activities. In Austin, Texas a family learned the
hard way when a young girl was taken from meeting someone online.
A comment made by a family member was, "I had no clue this was even
going on.” The abduction of children and selling into prostitution.
“I thought it was a third world country situation."
The United States is not a third world country, technology has progressed
at such a rapid rate parents should question their children and friends on
their online activities. If they don’t like the answers take action before you
get surprised and are exposed to the dangers of online porn, violence and
Online Resources for Sexual Language Online
These resources are to educate parents, not to promote the use of
profanity and access to pornography, but to empower parents with knowledge.
Online Slang Dictionary - Caution Adult Language
Etymology Definitions – Type In Term to Search Definition
Dictionary of Sexual Terms
William Jackson, M.Edu.
STEM Teacher, Blogger, Speaker