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Dangerous content on the net

2 minutes reading time
6-17 years
Social Media
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Violent content, rip-off sites or fake news – these are all online contents that can endanger children and young people. For example, it may be a game chat where young gamers click on a link out of curiosity without knowing which website it leads to. Problematic things can be found a lot in today’s world and often children and teenagers accidentally come across them while surfing. We have taken a closer look at different endangering content – here you can find an overview:

Dangers in spam emails:

Supposedly harmless mails that infect the computer with a virus or pass on private data involuntarily: spam mails have existed as long as e-mails have existed. But how can you recognize spam and how can you best protect your children from the dangers in unwanted mails?

All fake? Detect false reports:

On the Internet and in social networks, we encounter countless news items, reports and stories every day. They come from different sources, such as the TV news, the daily newspaper, people from the sports club or well-known people. Among them are sometimes unknown news sites and senders who deliberately put lies or half-truths on the net. This article is about recognizing and dealing with false news.

Online violence – when young people become victims:

Since young people communicate online primarily via messenger and social media, they also repeatedly encounter risks such as cyberbullying, hate speech or cyberstalking. This article explains these phenomena and their differences. You will learn what falls under digital violence and how you can protect children and young people from it.

Cybergrooming – When Children Meet Strangers on the Net:

On platforms like Chatroulette, Omegle and Co, children and young people can meet strangers in random (video) chats. If they encounter people with bad intentions in the process, cybergrooming can occur. We explain why which platforms are particularly dangerous and how you can protect your child.

All of these topics are just fractions of online risks your child may encounter online. The more you know about dangerous content online, the better you can guide and educate your child and use protective measures to create many positive online experiences together.

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