Internet Safety Is Not A Technology Problem, It Is A Parenting Problem

A recent story about a teen romance gone wrong, had reportedly started on Xbox. Now their parents and police say the four Iowa teens have run away from their homes. Two teenage girls from Shellsburg and two teenage boys from Atlantic went missing in what police think may have been a plotted escape.

One of the boy’s mothers said, “I don’t let him have a Facebook account because I don’t want him meeting people online.” She added, “I didn’t realize they could do so much on Xbox.”

Parents need to understand the technology that their kids are using, not just let them blindly do whatever they want.  Yes, this takes time.  And, yes, this is more trouble than my parents had to deal with.  But, this is the era we live in.

A study recently conducted by McAfee and MSI Research called, “The Digital Divide,” revealed that this instant access to…

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