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UT Shield

With technology and electronics usage steadily increasing amongst younger generations, protecting children from danger has also become more challenging for parents. It has also become easier for sexual predators to prey on innocent children online, where it is much more difficult for parents to monitor. This 2019 New York Times article includes answers from two experts on preventing child sexual abuse and how to prevent children from giving away private information and receiving harm online. The guide explains how parents can communicate with children to help them understand and recognize dangerous situations online. This can involve learning together (as parent and child) about the privacy and blocking functions of the apps and websites a child is using. Additionally, the article provides information on how parents can approach and remain supportive of their children regarding the topic of online sexual abuse and exploitation. 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/us/protect-children-online-sex-abuse.html 

Web Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20210714171050/https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/us/protect-children-online-sex-abuse.html 

The New York Times Article of Preventing Online Child Sexual Predatory