The Internet Predator Part III

Social Engineering (Human Hacking): How The Predator Gains Information:   Social Engineering is how an Internet predator will use personal information that they data harvest on-line about you, to use to their advantage for criminal, personal, sexual, or financial benefit. Often this information is obtained from Chat Room dialogues, Social Networks, Blogs and search engines

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The Internet Predator Part II

The Grooming Process and Building Rapport   Many Internet predators, especially sexual predators, will engage in a grooming process.  The primary goal of the grooming process is to build rapport and make the potential target feel comfortable with him, in the hope that you will want to meet him face to face at some later

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The Internet Predator Part I

Who Are They ?   When we think “Internet Predator” most will imagine someone who is preying upon our youth, utilizing technology, for the purpose of sexual exploitation.  Most Internet experts agree however that there are in fact 4 categories of Internet Predators:   The Emotional/Psychological Predator: this is the internet dating predator who will

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iPhone, iTouch and iPad Security Settings

Given that many of our kids now have an iPhone or iTouch, there are some security settings that parents can consider activating on their childs device:   Tap “Settings” App and select the menu called “General”. From the General menu, scroll down to the option called “Restrictions”. When you click this you’ll be asked for

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YouTube Safety Mode

YouTube does a pretty good job at filtering out inappropriate content, but given its dominance in the Social Media world, you are pretty well guaranteed that there may be videos that are not appropriate for kids.  To help parents, Youtube offers a safety feature called “Safety Mode” that is designed to help parents filter out

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The Ugly of Ask.fm

Ask.fm is an anonymous question and answer platform that is presently trending with our youth, and is fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Much like Formspring and Spillit, Ask.fm allows a user to anonymously ask and answer any question on-line, no matter how ugly or controversial. Given that Ask.fm is totally integrated with the most popular Social Networks

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The Dangers Of Social Discovery Apps

Most have heard about the App “Girls Around Me”, but have you also heard aboutSkout, Highlight, Banjo, Grindr, Sonar and Kismet ?  These are the newest and biggest Social Discovery Apps that are trending with our youth and young adults.  All these Apps utilize the GPS chip in all smartphones to silently transmit a user’s location to those who maybe nearby who

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Social Network’s “Profile”: A Virtual Digital Goldmine For The Creeper

I think Social Networking is cool, never in the history of human kind have we been so connected with one another as we are today all because of this thing called Social Networking. With this connectivity, we have created a digital global community in which we have become active digital citizens. With Social Networking however,

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The Snapchat App

Welcome to what I like to call (at times) the digital “wild wild west”,  when it comes to the use of technology, and how quickly our youth will sometimes assimilate it into their lives without thinking critically about consequences to actions. The mobile world is exploding in usage, especially with our youth, as are the

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