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Toni Schmidt is a single mom to 2 young girls navigating unchartered territories of digital parenting. Toni is the social media manager for Net Nanny and has been featured on Huffington Post and NBC Philadelphia.
July 24, 2012Net Nanny for Android 2.0
Dec 14, 2016
After our Black Friday promotion, we received a number of re-tweets from parents and parenting experts, but I must admit this year is the first time we received a tweet from an adult film star.
The twitter post drives home the point that it is our role as parents to be diligent in blocking inappropriate content. Children are always only 2 clicks away from pornographic images and video on social platforms such as Twitter. While Twitter will block inappropriate images, it only takes one more click for kids to be exposed to inappropriate content such as pornography, nudity, and violence.
What Parents Need to Know About Twitter.Twitter is a free “microblogging” and social-networking site that brings up issues of safety, privacy, and a lasting digital footprint. Unlike Facebook, Twitter allows users to follow or be followed by anyone (unless you block them). This is what makes Twitter enticing because kids can follow any public figure or celebrity.
How damaging is pornography?Once children are exposed to pornography, they can be adversely affected leading to significant damage in their ability to form healthy relationships as an adult. Understanding what social platforms your child is using and monitoring their activities is essential to keep them from being exposed to pornography at a very young age. Some researchers have suggested that the average age children today are exposed to pornography is age 8.
How can parents Keep their kids safe from inappropriate content?With a parental control software, like Net Nanny, you can set up filters to block pornographic content on your mobile devices. The best part about our solution (unlike our competition) is that we can filter individual page content instead of entire websites. For instance, you may want to allow our kids to access Twitter but not allow them to link to pages that include inappropriate content.