Unfortunately many teens are meeting up with older men “offline,” and many of the stories do not have a happy ending. 13-year-old, Kendall Leigh Fane, left Levey Middle School in Southfield, Michigan last Monday after telling her friend. Three days later, Kendall was reunited with her family after Police found her on the East Side of Detroitk.
Fane’s grandparents, stated that they did not allow her to use their desktop computer without permission, however Kendall planned this encounter through her cell phone. When I speak with parents about Online Safety, I point out that a cell phone is merely a “mini computer” which allows your child to interact with the world..
Take a look at my video blog which offers practical tips (things you can do today) to keep your child safe on the Internet regardless of the device.