Regardless of how long you manage to fend them off, your children will eventually have their own electronic devices that they can use to communicate with others. First with friends and family, but eventually with strangers.
Educating our children about cybersecurity is an important and continuous part of their safety. However, parents also need to stay up-to-date with the latest apps they may use. Because even if we are not, predators are.
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As part of the so-called "Operation Intercept", which focuses on protecting children from online predators and human trafficking, the Sheriff's Office of the County of Sarasota began with creating a list of apps that parents need to consider.
The list started last year with nine apps and was updated in July to accommodate six more apps. According to the sheriff, these are "often downloaded by children who can be used by predators for exploitation purposes."
You have This helpful graph for parents, detailing all 15 apps:
Here are the apps on the list:
 There is almost certainly more where they came from. However, it's important to know which apps your children use – and how they use them – to protect them from enemies.
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