Online predators basically adults online whose aim is to exploit kids who are vulnerable for abusive or sexual purposes.According to statistics, there are over 5,000,000 predators on the Internet, and these predators are always online, and mSpy parental control app is just the app to use in protecting your kids from online predators.
In 2002 Alicia Kozakiewicz was walking on the street when she heard her name and the next thing she remembered was being held tight and forced into a car. The person who held her captive was a boy who managed to gain her trust, confidence, and love online through chatting for eight months. That boy was Scoot Tyree, an online child predator, convicted felon and an accused sadist. Alicia was driven to a home where she was kept in a basement and repeatedly raped, tortured and beaten. She was later rescued by the FBI.
Another victim is Katy. She was 12 years old when she first met an online predator who ‘claimed’ he was 16. He capitalized on her vulnerability of needing someone to console her and talk to after the death of a family member. Soon a relationship developed. He sent her a camera to take pictures of herself and send them to him. Luckily, her mom found the pictures. Her mother, Shari confronted this predator and warned him not to contact her daughter again. A year and a half later, they learned that he was actually a middle-aged man who was a sexual predator and had been in contact with several children.
The above are just but 2 incidents out of many. These predators ‘feed’ on kids who are:
- actively seeking attention or affection
- isolated or lonely
- new to online activities
- confused regarding sexual identity
Online predators slowly target their victims via attention and kindness. They spend a large amount of time listening to these kids, showing interest in hobbies and the kind of music they like. Online predators are very sly in their dealings and gradually start showing sexually explicit contents to them.
They thrive best in online chat rooms, forums, and instant messaging to locate and communicate with kids. Online predators are usually between the ages of 18-55 years and predominantly males.
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How to prevent online predators from your kids
Parents and guardians should get involved in their kids’ online lives. They should talk to their kids about potential online dangers and online predators.
Parents must educate their kids on chat rooms safety rules.They should never engage in private chats. Should always stay in the public chats rooms. This enables the moderators of these chat rooms to flag out any indecent advances. If the kids are not old enough, then the answer is no chat rooms for them.
The use of mSpy parental control app will be very beneficial. Once installed on your kid’s phone, you get to see all chats on social media messaging apps like Facebook messenger, Snapchat, LINE, Viber, WhatsApp and Tinder. Hence if any online predator is targeting your kid, you will know and stop it before it harms them.
You also get to see new contacts added to your kid’s phone book, call logs details – that is if they have started receiving calls from strange numbers. Because most of the times online predators do talk to their targets on phones too.
In addition, you get to view all websites your kid visits, get access to the browser history and even if they do browse in incognito, the keylogger feature the mSpy parental app provides captures all keystrokes typed on the keyboard.
The GPS location and Geofencing features alert you of unusual routes taken by your kid. You receive detailed reports on route history and you can set boundaries of where you kid should be and the prohibited ones.
All these features the mSpy parental control helps shield your kids from these heartless online predators.
mSpy – Know. Prevent. Protect.