Her analytical background has helped her excel as a technology journalist at Make Use Of, where she's heading the Windows and Productivity sections.
Children often hear "Don’t talk to strangers” or "Stay away from strangers.” We've given a great deal of thought to these stranger warnings, and would like to share 4 important observations. Children often think "strangers" look bad or mean or dirty.
These later social web platforms have taken the place of self-made homepages devoted to the individual.
No longer content to be members of specialized forums and bulletin boards, users opted instead for global citizenship featuring profile environments –the WWW’s version of a passport, or ID.
Tina has been writing about consumer technology for over a decade.
She holds a Doctorate in Natural Sciences, a Diplom from Germany, and an MSc from Sweden.
If you’re familiar with Omegle chat then you probably know your children can video chat with random strangers too. |SEE ALSO: What Makes (and Breaks) a Compulsive Liar| A popular website known as Omegle offers a platform for users to start a chat with strangers from all over the world on a variety of topics.
How is your child going to find help without talking to strangers? The great majority of people who abduct or molest children are not strangers, they already know the children they harm.Parents are often quick to remind their children to never start a chat with strangers out in public or in the street, but what about the Internet?Thanks to advances in technology, children now have the opportunity to meet and converse with strangers of all ages, nationalities, and different behaviors and intentions.Instead of "don't talk to strangers," we strongly suggest you teach your children to watch out for dangerous adult behaviors. “If any adult or older kid offers you anything without asking me, step way back, yell, “NO!”, run away, and tell.” (This applies to candy, pets, treats, job offers, photographs, rides on motorcycles, etc.) “If any adult or older kid asks for your help without asking me first, step way back, yell “NO!