January 16, 2018

Keep Kids Safe: 9 Ways Porn and Predators will Target Kids in 2018

Guest post by Kristen Jenson and Marilyn Evans originally posted on the Protect Young Minds website. 

By default, every device that connects kids to the internet also connects kids to porn. It’s that simple —and it’s that infuriating! To keep kids safe in the digital age, parents need to stay one step ahead of trends and know exactly what they are up against.

In this post we’ll highlight 9 major culprits that should be on every parent’s radar in 2018!

1. Apps that let porn slip past parental controls

In 2018 so many kids are growing up with a device in their hands from the time they leave the cradle.

In response to a question about the age recommendations for Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, one mom enthusiastically replied, “My eleven month old loves it, if he breaks it it will be replaced [free of charge], and it is saving my phone!”

Whether it’s a tablet at age two (not that we’re recommending it) or a smartphone at twelve, many parents believe the myth that if a browser has not been installed (or parental controls have been set) kids will be safe from all internet dangers. But not so!

Read the whole post here. 

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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