Don’t Be Caught With Your Pants Down! Use A Webcam Cover

As a digital parent, I bet you sometimes wonder if your kids are really listening to all the concerns you have about their online behaviors and habits. Well, parenting isn’t always linear.

My 14-year-old daughter recently was on BuzzFeed and watched a video called: I Hacked Peoples’ webcams. The intent of the video was to show the BuzzFeed Community exactly how crazy easy it is to hack into someone’s computer. Anyone can do it and when they succeed they gain access to your webcam and have a private view of whoever and whatever is on the other side of that screen. This loss of privacy can be tragic. Humiliation, sextortion and suicide have been linked in the news to webcam hacking. BuzzFeed and YouTube pulled the video. Despite their intent, they were also teaching countless others how to commit this toxic crime.

And my daughter? She asked for more webcam covers. Do you and your family have yours? Visit: https://savvycyberkids.org/resources/webcam-covers/


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2019-03-27T13:15:18+00:00 April 14, 2019|Blog|