He has been quoted and published in several national publications, including Health Information Management Magazine. And yes, my kids have strict rules, especially when it their safety depends upon it.
Hawkins' can speak on a variety of security topics facing our children & parents today, including: Kik messenger isn't that bad to be honest. You can add people you already know and talk to bots which probably won't do anything as they are quite dumb. The first 2 are boys,with the youngest being a girl. But I also feel there is a fine line that needs to be drawn.
You are also able to communicate with users who post secrets.
There is very little you can do to verify the identity of someone on Kik, which obviously poses the risk of sexual predators chatting with your child. Just last month, a 13 year old girl was murdered by a man she presumably met on Kik Messenger. Omegle – This App has been around since 2008, with video chat added in 2009.
When you use Omegle you do not identify yourself through the service – chat participants are only identified as “You” and “Stranger;” the app’s slogan is “Talk to Strangers! However, you can connect Omegle to your Facebook account to find chat partners with similar interests.
Because of this, we must remain diligent and be ever on the lookout for the next worst thing that could fall into the hands of our children. Please note: You can turn location services, or GPS, off on cell phones by going in to the device settings.
This will keep the Apps and photos from posting the exact location or whereabouts of the phone user., has been in technology for medical facilities since early 2000 and has been practicing for more than 20 years with his start in the United States Air Force.
Parents, you need to be aware that truly dangerous apps exist and are readily available to your children.
And, if you are reading this as a young person or young adult who thinks I am being condescending, tough.
Rather, I need to conduct new and fresh research for every single presentation I do, regardless of how much time has passed from one to the next. Because that is how fast things change in the world of technology and online interactions.
I am not going to go on a long rant about immorality or express my true feelings about the class of a person it takes to create certain apps for monetary gain, all the while knowing full well that children can and will fall victim while using those apps; instead, I am going to stick with the matter at hand.
As with my presentations, articles such as this are a moving target as things get more troublesome by the minute. Because of this, more apps get developed that push the envelope of morality and safety.
Look, if the developers could ensure the apps would only be used between consenting adults, I wouldn’t have a problem with all of this; however, the only way to ensure that to any reasonable level is to pretty much kill the app’s revenue streams.
One man in Washington was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl he met on this App just last year. After School – This app is a message board that students can join by scanning their school I. However, this app effortlessly creates drama and conflict among users because they all attend the same school. This year, a single school had problems with posts that included topless photos, alarmingly vulgar posts from males talking about fellow female students, and more.