Elias Between Two Worlds - Ep. 6 - Online Predators
The Internet is a vast source of information for all of us, and naturally some people use that information for good, and some for ill, like “grooming” and stalking children. What can you as a parent, teacher, or other concerned adult do to protect kids against online predators and solicitation?
According to UN and FBI estimates, at any given moment, there are 750.000 men online who browse child pornography.
The greatest worry for parents is keeping their children safe. But as technology proliferates it can be hard to identify where potential risks lurk on the Internet. The European Union research project EU Kids Online/ Net Children Go Mobile gives us an insight into the most frequent problems that kids run into online.
What did you dream of becoming when you were a kid? A doctor? A teacher? A pilot or an astronaut? A recent survey of 2000 parents of 11- to 16-year-olds shows that doctors (18%) are still number one on the dream job list. However, they are closely followed by social media influencers (17%) and more specifically, YouTubers (14%).