It happens more regularly that we are receiving an e-mail or message and have concerns whether it is a scam or not.
More so with virtual schooling and social distancing guidelines in place as this causes even our children to spend more of their time online and often unsupervised. And I am talking to myself here as I experience having to trust my child with being online, as I am physically not always able to be around due to work and more and more schoolwork being online.
Online dangers appear in most of the innocent - or so we think - or it seems places like games aimed at kids. I heard a colleague explaining her experience with a game her child played online and it made me realize that we have to check and double check more than we think.
So because I am not so clued up on these things I, although I try to be for safety of my child and of course even at our workplace, I found these tips while browsing and hope it can help some of the parents who are also trying to keep up to date and prevent scams through our online devices.
Apparently nearly every game comes with some kind of online function, whether it be game chat or micro transactions for in game currencies. If gaming is part of your household note the following:
We have an agreement so to say regarding online devices as I have noticed that some 2 year olds already realize how to work with cell phones and other devices. The sooner we talk to our kids openly and educate not only them but ourselves, the better. I know nothing is bullet proof but we can surely try to assist and educate each.