Online Trends Parents Need to Warn Their Kids About

by Ava Pennington

3 Online Trends Parents Need to Warn Their Kids About

These days, the information superhighway resembles a virtual Wild West more than it does a highway. Problem is, the local sheriff is usually several steps behind the bad guys.

Often the targets—our kids—don’t think they need protecting. A 2012 study by McAfee indicated that almost 70% of teens hide their online activity. McAfee’s 2014 Teens and Screens study revealed that 59% of tweens and teens interact online with strangers and one in twelve will meet that stranger in real life.

The same study noted “53% close or minimize their web browsers when their parents walk into the room and 50% clear the history of their online activity.”

So how can you warn kids about dangerous online trends if you don’t know what they’re doing? Here are three trends you need to discuss with your children:

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