Online Predators

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Do you know how to keep your child safe from online predators?

Recently, an eleven-year-old girl was found in a hotel room in Georgia after allegedly being kidnapped by a man she met while playing Minecraft online. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know how online predators’ work:

  • Online predators ask for personal information. Advise your children never to give out personal information such as their name, where they live, which school they go to, etc.
  • Online predators like to have conversations in private. They don’t want parents or adults to see what they are saying or what photos they are sending.
  • Online predators ask lots of questions. They want to gather as much information as they can in order to target you and gain your trust.
  • Online predators agree with your child. They want to be seen as a friend and on the child’s side.
  • Online predators stalk your child, your child’s family, and your child’s friends. Once again, they want as much information as they possibly can.
  • Online predators ask for pictures or to video chat. They may progress from innocent pictures to risqué ones. They ask your child to send pictures of themselves or to go on a webcam and strip or perform sexual acts. They use these pictures and videos as a form of “sextortion” to make your child do what they want
  • Online predators lie. They say they are someone they are not. They tell your child to lie and to keep the relationship private.
  • Online predators want to pressure your child into meeting them.

How can you keep your child safe from online predators?

49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips:

  • Talk to your child. Let them know that not everyone is who they seem to be.
  • Monitor your child’s online activity.
  • Make sure that all of your child’s social media accounts are marked private.
  • Be a friend on all of your child’s social media accounts.
  • Use parental control software.
  • Place the computer in the main area of the house.

49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know about online predators and how to keep your children safe.

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