Oct. 19, 2016
This week on the Ask MomRN Show we are discussing how to protect our kids and teenagers online from digital dangers and cyberbullying. Scott Walker, co-founder of TeenSafe, shares his personal story combatting cyberbullying as a dad, and warning signs that parents should look out for in their own children. An estimated 160K children stay home from school because they are afraid of being bullied. In this digital era, many parents don’t realize their kids are victims of cyberbullying until long after the damage is done. TeenSafe, a leading smartphone monitoring app, gives parents an opportunity to have an open conversation with their children about cyber bullying – and enables parents to monitor their children’s phone in case of suspicious activity. In support of National Bullying Prevention Month, TeenSafe has posted a number of resources on its blog, including infographics on ways to prevent bullying and combat it. In the past few weeks, numerous stories have been released about creepy clown sightings, which have been popping up across the country without explanation. Today, social media is aiding the circulation of this dangerous "Killer Clown epidemic", causing the threats and sightings to go viral and police involvement. So what can parents do to ensure their kids aren’t exposed to these and other frightening images and threats (that could lead to serious danger) on their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts? Clayton Ostler - Chief Product Officer of Net Nanny is here to provide tips on how parents can keep their kids safe while online. Net Nanny is the #1-rated Parental Controls Software that delivers proprietary technology to manage unwanted Internet and smartphone app content. Join Ask MomRN Show each week as Tamara Walker, RN, aka MomRN, and her expert guests share practical advice, information and support for raising a happy, healthy family.