Now more than ever, it’s essential to watch what we do and say while online. It’s essential to pay attention to what your kids are doing while online.
When school was closed down because of the Coronavirus, the kids were happy to be done with school. They didn’t expect to have to take their classes online.
It’s important that parents works with their kids with their online courses. It will strengthened their bonds and it will also shows what they are being taught by our Liberal education system as well.
This is not about our Liberal education though.
Like I said, it’s viable that parents pay attention to what your kids are watching online. There’s predators out there who preys on innocent victims. Children for example.
Years ago, before computers, predators would lure children with either pets or candies to end up being kidnapped, molested, and/or murdered.
Now days, predators used the computers to lure unexpected victims. These predators will go to sites that children and teenagers occupied just to see who they can trick and lure to meet somewhere. They pretend to be someone there age; and so acts like a friend online.
Also years ago, predators would hang out where children hung out like the park, the mall, and schools. Some teens get lured into prostitution and pornography because of encounter at the mall.
Teens and kids are not the only ones that needs to watch out for predators though. Even vulnerable adults need to watch what they do while online.
There’s scammers out there who will try to steal your identity and/or money from you.
You heard of the movie, based upon a true story starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, called, “Catch me if you can.” In the movie, DiCaprio played a con artist who steals people identity.
Years ago, that was done through the mail for example. Now days they can do it online very easily.
Now I’m pretty much old school when it comes to some things. I prefer not to bank online.
You should never give your bank account numbers, Social Security, credit card/debit card numbers to someone you don’t know. Especially, when being online at sites that you don’t know much about.
I do have to admit though, I have ordered stuff through Amazon. That can be a risk as well; even though it’s a well known company. Scammers can still finds a way to get your information to steal from you.
Now you can get these APPs on your smartphone as well. Some apps may even wants your credit or debit card numbers before you can operate it.
It’s not only what you do online that you needs to watch out for. You also needs to watch what you say as well. In a way, I’m a people pleaser. I would wear my heart on my sleeves at times. Sometimes, I would say things on Facebook, for example, just to be like.
Predators like when a person does something like that. I don’t care if you are a child, a teenager, or an adult.
Be careful when you open up e-mail because you may attract viruses from predators and they can get a hold of any information they need about you. If I don’t know where the e-mails is coming from, I don’t open it.
Sure, I’m online with my blogs and even Facebook. I’m sometimes can be an open book when it comes to my blog. I’m taking chances but I’m doing what I went to college for years ago my with writing career.
There’s a part of my life I haven’t revealed on my blog. It’s a childhood secret that is painful to talk about.
In one way, it could possibly help someone in their times with what they have gone or is going through. Yet, at the same time, it could blow up in my face. If the information was given to the wrong person, I could be taken advantage of very easily. They could easily hurt me.
So the big question is, how can a person help someone with something that they themselves have gone through; without becoming a victim themselves?
I don’t know if this picture fit this blog or not.
When you are online please be careful; so that you don’t become a victim of these predators out there, looking for anyone they can devour. They are like a lion or even the devil, himself. Most important, pay attention to what your kids are doing online. Make sure that they aren’t being lured by potential perpetrator looking for innocent victims to take advantage of.
I hope that you take this blog as a warning and stay safe. Keep your kids safe as well.