Kids are at home all day now, remote learning and surfing the web more than ever before. Parents are working from home too, and understandably are not always able to monitor and supervise their children’s computer use as much as they should or would like to.
Scammers, fraudsters and evil doers know this and are taking advantage of the new situation. Children have always been targeted online, through social media and other platforms, and parents and children have repeatedly been warned about the danger that the web poses to them. But now, when children are not attending school offsite all day, and the requirement to attend school online has children sitting in front of their laptop more hours a day than ever before, their risk of becoming a target is higher than ever before.
This is an opportune time to be thinking about and discussing privacy with your children, and to protect them from those who are using this difficult time to victimize.