Sylvia McCrory, lead parenting researcher at Christian Parenting Today, discusses the dangers of the Blue Whale Challenge. This online website targets teens, leading them through unbelievable tasks that ultimately result in tragedy. This challenge sounds far fetched and conspiracy theory-esque, but is a horrible new trend with online predators. All parents should be aware of the real dangers our children face in order to rear Christian Children.
Lead parenting researcher for Christian Parenting Today, Sylvia McCrory, reveals the dangers of online games for our children.
Sylvia McCrory, Christian parenting researcher at Christian Parenting Today, introduces some of the research she has found regarding the dangers of the internet. Don’t think these are the same dangers you’ve heard about before.
With the creation of the internet, social media and anonymity came the ability for others to reach our children and harass them in the form of cyberbullying. At this point, I am not even going to quote statistics, because the numbers are growing each day.
Many people are aware of the Dark Web but have little knowledge about what it is and how it could impact our children. Before you stop reading, thinking this is not important to your family, I encourage you to remember children are very curious and may explore just because of their natural inclination, or because peers have encouraged it.
We live in an age where parents provide their children with technology, including smartphones at extremely early ages, sometimes before they can even walk. Parents are using these devices as babysitters. Parents are using them to ensure their children have all the technological advantages possible.
Modern parents are more attuned to their children, more involved with their children’s activities, yet they are more naïve about their children’s viewing of pornography. Unfortunately, the internet is moving so fast, parents cannot keep up with the multiple ways these websites…
In this post, I am going to focus mainly on the harmful effects of social media to children’s health and emotional wellbeing. The world of the internet has changed rapidly in the last few years and continues to grow at a rapid pace. For most of us, trying to keep up is almost impossible.