Keep away from these Dangerous websites for kids !!

Posted: October 24, 2010 in All Categories, Apps, Home Tech
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If you have kids today’s post is a definite read of you.. So you want to keep your children away from cyberbullying? Well, below are the names of websites that kids should never visit. Experts have suggested that parents can protect their kids from websites that abound with the worst of the Web: rampant insults, slurs, demeaning topics and ultimately cyberbullying. Here are the low websites experts say are the ‘dark alleys’ of the Internet.

Chatroulette.com

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In theory, Chatroulette connects random strangers around the world for video chats, shortening the distance between them, but in reality, experts cited it as simply dangerous, a “predator’s paradise.” Gwenn O’Keeffe, the author of the new book CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World, said that Chatroulette has spawned a number of clones-including JayDoe and Zupyo and CamCarousel-all of which parents should watch out for.

What to do? You could disable your Web cam, if it’s external, but — contrary to reports that entering the site automatically fires up your camera — that won’t stop your kid from cam-off one-way browsing. So if you’re really concerned, simply block the site with a parental-filtering gizmo (for some good ones, see sidebar). Experts say, though, that it’s also advisable to talk to your kid about what they might stumble upon online, rather than laying down the law, no questions asked. To be fully informed, of course, you might have to visit ChatRoulette yourself.

formspring.me

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Intended as a question and answer website with deep ties to such social networks as Facebook, Twitter and Google’s Blogger, formspring.me is anything but innocent.

Advise to parents is to steer their children clear of it. “It’s found that children could remain anonymous much easier on the site than on Facebook,” FoxNews.com quoted her as saying. “They would post questions and send them to others — and the only purpose of the questions seemed to be to hurt other’s feelings,”

Facebook

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Don’t Believe me, hmm That’s right, Facebook. With more than half a billion users, it’s the world’s most popular social-networking site. But is it appropriate for your kids ? Just go look at there Terms and Privacy policies, It’s against the terms of service, and young kids online interacting with older kids places them at risk for content exposure inappropriate for their age and cyber issues such as privacy violations and cyberbullying,.. So just a cuation take care of it..

JuicyCampus.com

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Sites that target college students can often be enticing to kids. And with lists like the top ten sluts and biggest idiots on campus,” they are often wildly inappropriate,..

txtspoof.com

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A new startup seems designed to facilitate cyberbullying, ao TxtSpoof lets you send a text message that appears to come from someone else’s cell phone. So parents need to train their kids in the appropriate ways to send texts.

So there are lot more websites like this in one way the internet itself would offer danger online for innocent kids, As important as it is to hear that your child can find themselves in trouble online, if you do not know what internet safety steps can help to protect them, you may be looking for more information. You also may be curious as to what it is about the internet that can be so dangerous. For your convenience, five reasons why internet use can be dangerous for children and teenagers are highlighted below.

1 – False Identities Are Easy to Create

Making new friends online is easy and convenient, but it is much different than doing so in person. Why? Because you can’t see who is at the other end of the computer. The internet makes it easy for someone to be anyone else in the world. For example, if your child is using social networking websites online, they have to enter in their age. They could easily lie themselves or they could be talking to someone else who is.

2 – Internet Predators

As it was previously stated, the internet makes it easy to create a new, false identity. Often times, the individuals who lie about their ages are internet predators. They are the ones who target children, like yours. Unfortunately, many children, teenagers, and their parents cannot tell an internet predator until it is too late, like when the predators try to approach your child or contact them in person.

3 – So Many Websites To Choose From

What is nice about the internet is that you have so many websites to choose from. In fact, that is why it is a good way to research school projects. With that said, having so many websites to choose from can be dangerous. Your child can gain access to social networking websites, adult chat rooms, pornographic websites, and websites that are violent in nature. Unless you have parental controls set up, your child can easily access any type of website with a standard internet search.

4 – Not All Information Is Private

Unfortunately, many individuals, including both children and parents, do not know that the information that is posted online isn’t always private. For starters, most teens have their MySpace profiles set to public, as opposed to private. This means that anyone can view it. There are also online message boards that are indexed by the search engines. This means that others can view the conversations that were discussed, even years down the road.

5 – They Are In Control

When your child uses the internet, they are the ones who are in control. This can be okay if your child is older and mature, but you honestly never know. You may ask your child not to communicate with strangers online, give out their phone numbers, or share pictures with strangers, but that doesn’t mean that they will follow your rules. For that reason, if you do let your child use the internet, be sure to monitor their use.

Comments
  1. Judge Tom says:

    After 23 years in juvenile court, I believe that teenagers often learn from the experiences of their peers, not just from being lectured by those in authority. Consequently, “Teen Cyberbullying Investigated” was published in January, 2010.

    Endorsed by Dr. Phil on April 8, 2010 ["Bullied to Death" show], “Teen Cyberbullying Investigated” presents real cases of teens in trouble over their online and cell phone activities. Civil & criminal sanctions have been imposed on teens over their emails, blogs, text and IM messages, Facebook entries and more. TCI is interactive and promotes education & awareness so that our youth will begin to “Think B4 U Click.”

    Thanks for looking at “Teen Cyberbullying Investigated” on http://www.freespirit.com [publisher] or on http://www.askthejudge.info [a free website for & about teens and the law].

    Regards, -Judge Tom

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