With children accessing their parent's computers and tablets at a very early age, they become exposed to threats unknown to most of us when we were their age.
Children may become more IT savvy than their parents and it is common for even kids as young as nine years old to be bypassing their computer's security and adult filters. This however does not mean that they can differentiate and identify fraud, sexual grooming and other threats from genuinely innocent material and online relationships.
Children are now exposed to a plethora of dangers, that may affect them and their families in different ways and to different degrees.
One of the first threats may come (surprisingly for many parents) from their social surroundings, their schools, their kid's extra curricular activities, and even family friends and relatives. These threats may include cyber bullying, cyber stalking, sexual grooming and sexual harassment.
Other threats may include financial ones, where kids are tricked into giving their parent's contact and financial details to pay for online games.
You may need help because you are suspicious or you know your child is in trouble. You may want to be proactive and make sure your family is protected.
Strathclyde Forensics is here to help you. We can provide training for you and your children, and we can investigate your family computers to see what your children have been doing online.