Research + News | Topic: Online Safety
Protecting Your Teenagers Online
The dangers of the Internet are real. Read the article here.
Increasing Number Of San Diego Teens Falling Victim To ‘Sextortion’ Scams
Kids and teens are being targeted by a dangerous scam online called sextortion, a crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute private and sensitive material if one does not provide them with money. Read the article here.
Who Was Molly Russell?
Molly’s story shines a powerful light on what more parents and teens are dealing with than you probably know. Read the article here.
Sexual Predators Are Grooming Young Teens On Wattpad, A Storytelling App Beloved By Gen Z
Teens Are Using Emoji And Secret Lingo To Find Illegal Drugs. How Parents Can Crack The Code
For Teens, Saving Each Other From Social Media Is A Team Effort
Young people are learning how online content is wreaking havoc on their self esteem, and making it their mission to help other young people avoid the same fate. Read the article here.
What Is The Metaverse And Are Kids Safe There? Our Top 3 Concerns
Generally, the metaverse is a future combination of several technologies that make the internet more immersive. Defend Young Minds discusses possible concerns. You can read them here.
FBI Pittsburgh Warns About Recent Surge In Sexual Extortion Cases Targeting Teen Boys
Investigators say that predators are seeking out teenage boys online and posing as girls their age. Read the article here.
How To Talk To Teens About Nudes And Online Safety
Teens may have sexted more during the pandemic, and the fallout can be intense. Read the article here.