KickStart WebSafety: Protect the Future of Our Teens!

WebSafety is launching a Kickstarter campaign to help us grow! WebSafety provides the tools for parents to monitor, understand and manage what their children are doing on their mobile devices. WebSafety has parents covered. Android features include: Apps used, Text Messaging, Websites visited, Social Media posts and photos, location tracking throughout the day, and a curfew … Continue reading KickStart WebSafety: Protect the Future of Our Teens!

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/ 1,740 View(s) /Fri March 11, 2016/ by WebSafety

American Girls: The Secret Online Lives of Teenagers

Nancy Jo Sales examines how social media and mobile devices disrupt the lives of teenage girls in her new book, “American Girls.”  This review from the New York Times sheds light on disturbing new trends in young, teen girls.  They think it is normal to sext with thirteen year old boys.  Posting a picture in their bra is no … Continue reading American Girls: The Secret Online Lives of Teenagers

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/ 1,115 View(s) /Fri February 26, 2016/ by WebSafety

PTSD in Teens Could be Caused by Cyberbullying

As adults, we all have flashbacks to when we were picked on by kids at school.  Today’s children experience that bullying all day and all night when classmates cyberbully them online.  A recent study suggests this is causing PTSD in teens.  The following article was posted by Hasbro Children’s Hospital after they conducted a study surrounding … Continue reading PTSD in Teens Could be Caused by Cyberbullying

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/ 1,192 View(s) /Sat February 20, 2016/ by WebSafety

Safer Internet Day – 365 Days A Year

Today is Safer Internet Day. It’s a day to raise awareness about how to keep kids safe online. Safer Internet Day was founded when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the European Commission curated an agreement to work together to build a better Internet for youth. At WebSafety, we believe Safer Internet Day is EVERY DAY. Here’s … Continue reading Safer Internet Day – 365 Days A Year

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/ 752 View(s) /Tue February 9, 2016/ by WebSafety

This Secret Texting App Is Raising New Fears About Cyberbullying

The app allows users to send anonymous messages and some complain that it’s yet another tool that helps cyberbullying flourish. New app, Blindspot, is making headlines.  Its format is a simple one; the application allows users to anonymously post content and contact other users.  One could ask the question, if what one says is nice, why would … Continue reading This Secret Texting App Is Raising New Fears About Cyberbullying

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/ 1,223 View(s) /Wed January 27, 2016/ by WebSafety

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital activities in a number of ways, such as checking browser histories or social media profiles. A new study from PEW Research Center shows most parents monitor their teen’s online activity.  This includes checking websites visited, social media, and viewing text/call history.  In addition to monitoring, parents are vigilant in discussing … Continue reading Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

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/ 6,007 View(s) /Mon January 11, 2016/ by WebSafety

Child Pornography and Selfies: What You Need to Know

A look at underage selfies and how the senders and recipients of these photos can be charged under child pornography laws. We’re facing a whole new problem with sexting- criminal charges.  It’s no longer just about the embarrassment of photos being leaked or getting blackmailed, it’s a matter of child pornography which is illegal.  Specifically, … Continue reading Child Pornography and Selfies: What You Need to Know

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/ 1,568 View(s) /Sat January 9, 2016/ by WebSafety

How To Get Your Teen To Put Down Their Mobile Device

It’s no secret; teenagers spend time on mobile devices when they should be sleeping. Often, they stay up late reading social media, texting, and browsing. Studies show this leads to anxiety, sleep deprivation, and concentration issues, which can result in bad grades and poor performance in sports. How can you stop this? Aside from taking … Continue reading How To Get Your Teen To Put Down Their Mobile Device

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/ 2,415 View(s) /Wed November 25, 2015/ by WebSafety

Watch Out For These Apps

  There are many apps where predators lurk. Not only are kids targeted for sex crimes, but also Internet trolls use these apps to pick fights and gang up on users. Although your child might only be talking to fellow teens online (or believe they are), it’s a good idea to remind kids that predators … Continue reading Watch Out For These Apps

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/ 7,112 View(s) /Fri November 13, 2015/ by WebSafety

How to Talk to Your Child About Monitoring Their Online Activity

  Many parents ask us, “How can I download this onto my child’s mobile device without causing a rift in our relationship?” We know it’s hard to give your child freedom of expression while also stepping in when they make unfavorable choices. Talking to your child about their actions and words in an open and … Continue reading How to Talk to Your Child About Monitoring Their Online Activity

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/ 2,590 View(s) /Thu November 12, 2015/ by WebSafety