Kids at Growing Risk of “Sextortion” Warns Department of Justice

Last year the U.S. Department of Justice warned that sextortion is by far the fastest growing threat to children. They learned this shocking info by surveying investigators, prosecutors, and victim service providers to determine the biggest threats in child sexual exploitation. More than 60 percent of survey respondents indicated that online extortion of minors was on the rise. (Keep reading to find out what an internet crime detective advises about how to keep your child safe from sextortion.) So what’s the actual definition of “sextortion”?… Read More

Sexual Assault Nurse Links Porn to Child-on-Child Abuse: Interview with National Expert Heidi Olson

Heidi Olson is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) who shines the light on the links between pornography and child-on-child sexual abuse and online sextortion.  Her job at a Kansas City hospital involves examining children who are the victims of sexual abuse. As a result, she hears a constant stream of tragic stories that sound an alarm for parents. Recently I was able to chat with her about the connections she’s witnessed first hand between sexual assault and pornography.… Read More

Online Safety Refresher! 3 Checklists to Protect Your Kids

Now’s the perfect time to brush up on your online safety strategies! In fact, several of our readers asked for an Online Safety Refresher, and that’s exactly what we developed!  (In just a few minutes, you can go from fear to fearless–so check it out!) These three checklists will help you with the 3 “T’s” of online safety: 
  • Tackle the Tech,
  • Track Online Activity, and 
  • Teach Refusal Skills. 
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    Best Phones for Kids: Parents Give Honest Reviews on Gabb Wireless

    Last fall Gabb Wireless launched a new phone designed especially for preteens. It generated a lot of attention from parents seeking the best phones for their kids. Tech sites called it the “world’s dumbest smartphone.” It was designed to help families communicate with kids while keeping them safe from all the dangers that a full smartphone makes available (like pornography, sexting, cyberbullying, gaming and social media addictions, etc.)… Read More

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