Chat Recording Software Keeps Kids Safe From Predators
Disturbing indeed, but how do chat rooms play a part in such a problem? As Dobratz explains, it's in these kinds of "digital communities," with personal web pages, instant messages, text messages and more, that predators can pose as "females, prospective boyfriends, teenagers, or trusted confidants."
In other words, this is how online predators are stalking kids, and they often use pornography as one of their tools to desensitize those kids to sexually inappropriate or explicit behaviors.
And in many cases, it's working.
Kids are more likely to trust someone they think is their own age and/or gender, and so they often reveal personal information to online predators that they wouldn't reveal if they know who they were really talking to.
This is why good chat recording software is essential to any parental control software system. Awareness Tech's WebWatcher includes chat recording as a standard part of their system, alongside other important tools like website blocking and email recording.
Today, 1 in 4 kids will deal with unwanted exposure to sexual solicitation online, and more and more it's in chat rooms where these things happen. In this kind of fast-paced, technologically advanced "digital community," parents need every bit of help they can get to keep their kids 100% safe.