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7 tips to protect your children from perverts on social media

Whether we like it or not, kids nowadays are bound to have a social media presence in spite of our efforts to control their browsing activities.

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The problem is there are many predators out there that are just waiting to pounce on these unsuspecting children. Hence, the only way we can protect those innocent children is to stay vigilant and watch out for signs that a pedophile might be on to your kids.

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Talking to your children about the real dangers of meeting sexual predators online and offline is one of the most important things to do. Explain how pedophiles take their time to groom them in order to gain their trust. List all the possible tactics predators might do.

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Talking to your children about the real dangers of meeting sexual predators online and offline is one of the most important things to do. Explain how pedophiles take their time to groom them in order to gain their trust. List all the possible tactics predators might do.

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Install a parental control software on your child's computer. A good software should be able to determine and block potential malicious sites that can harm your kids. It should also be able to alert you when your child participates in chats, online forums and discussions.

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Most websites require that users must be at least 13 before getting access to it. But, it is so easy to put in a fake birth date. This is where you have to constantly monitor websites your kids have been visiting to see if they are trying to get past your rules. You also have to explain to your child how important it is not to go to sites that are not appropriate for their age.

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Computers and laptops should not be put in your children's bedrooms. They should be in the family room, library or the den where you can keep an eye from time to time (without being too intrusive) on your child's online activities.

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Computers and laptops should not be put in your children's bedrooms. They should be in the family room, library or the den where you can keep an eye from time to time (without being too intrusive) on your child's online activities.

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Tell your children not to give divulge personal information, download questionable content, participate in chat rooms or respond to online messages. If they ever go to chat rooms, make sure that they are monitored.

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If someone online does something that in any way makes them feel uncomfortable, your kids should know that they should talk to someone about this whether it's you, a sibling or a teacher.

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Above all, make sure your children do not meet any stranger in person that they have come to know online. Keep tabs of your children's whereabouts whether it's through their mobile devices or by calling them. Make technology work for you when it comes to protecting your kids from evil persons.

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Above all, make sure your children do not meet any stranger in person that they have come to know online. Keep tabs of your children's whereabouts whether it's through their mobile devices or by calling them. Make technology work for you when it comes to protecting your kids from evil persons.

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