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Sunday 21 April 2019

Stella O'Malley

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Protection: Kids under 13 will soon need parental approval before they can sign up to online gaming and social media

How to keep your child safe from online predators 

When it comes to children, smartphones are anything but harmless devices - they hold the keys to the seediest night club, sex shop, brothel and worse that you or I have ever attended. Any child who has free access to the internet is in a significantly more dangerous position than children whose access is limited. I know children might be sensible enough to know there are certain elements on the internet they should avoid, but many parents and children disregard the depths of cunning that becomes instinctive to predatory adults.