Dangerous Sites Your Teenager Should Avoid
You may have talked with your children about Internet safety for kids where you tried to paint a grim portrait of the times we’re living in. You hope they are able to choose wisely, but you can never be too sure of what dangers they may encounter online. Rates of cyber bullying have tripled. Teen suicide is directly linked to online usage of apps and access to content that is harmful to their health. These four sites are definitely red-flagged when it comes to Internet safety for kids.
This app seemed interesting and harmful in the beginning, but strangers go to spill the beans on any dirt they can find, or have gone through. Stories of sexual abuse, sexual encounters, cheating, suicides and many at-core troubled stories are reported, and even if it’s anonymous, it showcases your location, so how anonymous is it really?
Teens should be able to chat, but this site scores particularly low when it comes to Internet safety for kids because it allows any stranger to talk to your kid. Most perverts and adults posing as children make their way and show their naked private parts in here, not only shocking some teens who randomly pick strangers to chat, but sometimes entice them into making a connection face to face.
A horrible site where users get to post ‘the dirt’ they have on a local person they dated or hate. Often times, this leads to very explicit posts with full names and addresses, which leads to a loss of jobs, trust and sometimes, results in suicide.
The infamous dating app allows you to swipe the candidates located around your area, and reject those you dislike. If both people like each other, there’s a match and you can then meet. It’s easy, and convenient, so kids are hooking up based on the radio they’re located without much knowledge of who they’re meeting.