Sounds Scary “The Dark Side of Communications”. Well it is scary.
With so many apps and communication programs, we come to only think about the sophistication and how easy it is to use these, not thinking twice before handing access to our younger and teenage children. Never did it cross our minds that we can be handing our children access to communication with predators or criminals. One of the worldwide used platforms that all our children know today, Discord, is one of those platforms in which some children have gotten lost or wrapped up around. This communication platform provides its users with the ability to make voice or video calls, send texts, share links, and join communities known as servers, and can be used either on a computer, or mobile device.
Unfortunately, despite of any brands, predators still can access to online chat applications
As any other communication platform, Discord, too has its dark side. New cases have surfaced of children going missing after initiating communication with predators disguised as young gamers chatting to them on the other end. There have been discoveries that this platform also contains channels full of pornography, illicit activities and even racist groups. The company has tried to take actions by blocking pornographic channels from Apple devices, but unfortunately these can still be found if using the platform on a computer or Android device.
Remember that Discord is not the only platform that children or young teenagers use to communicate. Just like Discord, there are others such as TeamSpeak, Mumble, Epic Game Store, Steam, Roblox, Pinch and many others. One of the many tactics for predators to prey on children is to refer them to other social apps such as Kik, TikTok, Houseparty, live.me, or meet me just to name a few. It is extremely important that as adults, we discuss the dangers of engaging in conversations with strangers over the internet. Not only through chat, but also while playing any online game live. Maintaining open communication with our children, controlling their time online, and keeping track of their activity is also very helpful in maintaining their safety. Applying all the security measures in our children’s device settings is key to keeping them safe. Call GoInsta Repairs and ask about our security software for all your devices! 1-888-560-5991 In case you need to report any online crime, you may do so here
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