The Online Blog Can Be More Than "Embarrassing"
And this can certainly be true. After all, most of what teenagers say is pretty inappropriate or embarrassing to adults anyway. Worse yet, the online blog is perceived by many teens and kids to be a space of private expressions, a journal of all their thoughts and feelings... as if it isn't available to millions of readers waiting to hear the "dirt" on you and your family.
But, there's a much darker side to the online blog; online stalkers, online predators, and even scam artists use them to prey on kids.
Along the way, as your kids are expressing their innermost feelings, they may often be revealing information that puts them at risk. It can be simple really, a name here, a street location there, maybe even the name of a school, but in the end an online predator could put it all together and use it to meet or even find your child.
This is why so many parents use parental control software. Quality parental control software, like Awareness Tech's WebWatcher, allows parents chat recording and blog recording alongside the standard website blocking capabilities.
Here at Awareness Tech, we think that everyone should be able to express themselves, but when it can put their child's life in danger, parents have the right to know what's being said and who might be reading it.