I love articles like THIS that downplay the online threat… Sure being abducted is a slim chance, but so is being in a fatal car accident – and they happen every day. You may have a slim chance of getting hit by lightning or winning the lottery, but it still happens. Therefore, it must stay on the radar.
And how much do we really trust that teens are telling the truth about being contacted??
Bottom line is that kids are kids and they need protection. And guess what – parents are responsible. Not lawmakers, friends or organizations… PARENTS!!
And parents, part of being responsible is not believing the hype… but also not fully believing everything your child tells you about their online adventures. Let’s face it, teens are going to lie. But you should still know everything your kid does online – while walking that fine line of great parenting and letting the child retain some privacy, of course.
PC Pandora is a fantastic tool to let you do just that. You can monitor everything your child does, and intervene when necessary. But the most important thing is that you will have a great peace of mind for less than $50!