No matter the age of your children, their safety is likely at the top of your list of concerns. Internet safety is no different. The fact that your children are online exposes them to potential contact with strangers. Unfortunately, not all strangers are safe, well intentioned or even who they claim to be.
It’s not just about strangers who may be preying on young people; cyberbullies and other internet users who are up to no good are not the types of people you want your children associating with online.
As a first step in minimizing the risk that your child is in contact with the wrong types of people online, it’s important to understand in what ways your child accesses the internet and other people. Many children use computers, tablets, cell phones and even gaming devices, which allow them to engage with friends and strangers all over the globe.
At ThirdParent, our confidential audit and monitoring services will give you a crystal clear look at how exposed (or how safe) you child’s profiles and activity are, taking into account all of the following aspects:
If your child has revealed his or her real name, email address, home address, school or posted too many photos (or photos that are overly revealing), we give you the tools to help make safer choices.
Your child’s cell phone and photos, or the apps and social networks being used could be revealing geotags, or location data, so that other internet users can determine the precise location of your child. We can give you a full assessment of how much data location your child is disclosing.
Many sites and apps allow users to join and interact anonymously. Unfortunately, the cloak of anonymity emboldens some users to act in very cruel and inappropriate ways, and these sites have been the host to some of the worst cases of cyberbullying. ThirdParent can arm you with the information you need to stop your children from using these sites and apps and to steer them to the safest alternatives.