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Checking to make sure your child is safe on social media

Melanie Sawyer, Child & Baby Wrangler www.Melaniesawyer.com

DID YOU KNOW that One out of five children, aged 10-17 report that they have received a sexual solicitation or approach via the internet and 54% said they frequently have conversations with strangers online.




The Digital Investigations Unit of the New Jersey State Police Department has offered a list of apps and websites frequented by online predators that parents need to be aware of. I know girls in this industry who have been approached by predators grooming them online on some of the apps below.. THIS CAN happen to your child!

Ghost Apps, places where kids can hide photos, videos, and messages from parents:

Private Photo (icon looks like a calculator)please click below to learn about the calculator app here: https://safesmartsocial.com/private-photo-calculator-app/KYMS (icon looks like a calculator)
Hide It Pro
Private Photo Vault
KeepSafe
FotoX
Photo Locker
AppLockKik
SnapChat
WhatsApp
MeetMe
Ask.fm
Whisper
Yik Yak
Vine
KeekWebsites which offer anonymous chat via text and/or video:
Omegle.com
Chatroulette.com
Chat-Avenue.com
ChatStep.com
Chatrandom.com
Camzap.com
Tinychat.com
Tohla.com

While there has been debate about whether or not parents should have access to their children’s online activities, ( I think they should!!!) there is no debating the online presence of fake accounts to gain access to photos of your child and sometimes aggressive pedophiles and predators, especially in the childrens modeling world. If you come across this type of person, report and block. DO not interact with them, it can be very upsetting...just BLOCK.. 

Melanie Sawyer, Child & Baby Wrangler www.Melaniesawyer.comI would also suggest that you let members of Model Mum Strong know. MMS is a Facebook page which you can join if you are in the industry which lets other mum and dads know of predators that are following their accounts. I think spreading the knowledge is very helpful. 

I just found a great site called familoop that is offering 10 days free monitoring For 3 devices in your possession that you can take advantage of. https://www.familoop.com/

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