Monday, April 1, 2013

Check Your Kids' Phones!

Luckily I haven't found anything on my kids' phones... yet... but I guarantee, I will start checking. If you're under 18 and living in my home, you can damn well bet you won't get any shot at privacy... especially if I think for one second you're using any apps for what most teens are using them for.

What am I going on about?

Snapchat... Instagram... apps such as. Parents - do you know that many kids use these apps to exchange naked or semi-naked pics of themselves? Yeah... sending a snapchat to the wrong person would definitely be a bit awkward there, huh? I can't wait until one of you accidentally send it to your parents. And trust me kids... I don't care if you aren't my kid... if I think you're doing this, I will tattle to your mommy/daddy. Why? Because I'm a parent. Because I know what happens with these pics. Because I happen to care.

Seriously guys and you have any clue what you're doing? You really think that pic is private?!? There IS some person who has access to these pictures. They ARE stored on the internet somewhere, and it only takes some guy with good hacking skills to access all of them. In fact, Snapchat has hacks out there.

Anyway, parents - educate yourself on the tools out there and how kids are using them. And don't be afraid to search that phone. The last thing any parent wants is to find out that some hacker has posted naked pics of your child on a porn site - pics that your child willingly took and sent to someone else. And frighteningly, it happens more often that we want to admit.

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