It’s estimated that 38% of Facebook’s 20 million minors are under the website’s required age of 13 (NineMSN). The likelihood that a Facebook user protects their privacy by restricting those who can see their profile drops dramatically when the user is younger than 13. That leaves millions of children vulnerable to phishing, facial recognition abuse, and severe profiling. Open Wi-Fi networks at schools, airports, homes, and business are perhaps the most dangerous facet of browsing, because they make the user susceptible to Wi-Fi sniffing, data theft, and so on.
Our President and CEO of Virtual World Computing, Vernon Irvin, has posted a guide for keeping kids safe online for the National Cyber Security Alliance at the StaySafeOnline.org blog. Find out what you can do today to protect our kids online.