Law enforcement: More computer time for kids should mean more parent supervision
It's an even more important role for parents during this time.
JOPLIN, Mo. – There’s a new warning from Missouri’s attorney general’s office and other law enforcement members, and it deals with children’s increased online activity during this time.
Computers and the internet have become even more part of our lives during this time of social distancing. Law enforcement officials say human traffickers or other bad actors may use this increased online presence as a way to contact, groom, and exploit children. Officials offer some tips, including: Making sure computers and other internet-enabled devices are in the shared spaces of home, not in your child’s bedroom or behind closed doors. Adults should be present and involved with a child installs a new app on their device. Also, set up strict privacy settings on your child’s devices.