Is your child ready?
If you find any of the above facts concerning, then this app is a must-have for your home.
Whilst you may block, filter and monitor what your children do at home or at school, they will still need learn how to use the power of the internet and social media whilst dealing with cyber bullies, predators and managing their own digital footprint.
As with any child safety issue - it starts with a conversation. It may not be easy, but it is a conversation that needs to be had. Make sure your children have the skills and the education to deal with the challenges they will face online.
QuizMyTween is an award winning app that gives you the information you need to have the "talk" about online safety with your child. It uses several quizzes based on real life scenarios to assess your child's awareness and provides you scores on each type of risk they may face online. Use these scores to focus your conversation and reinforce the right behavior.
How does it work?
What online risks?
Whether it is at school, or at home, when playing a game online or posting on their social media account - they are exposed to various types of risks & issues. We have classified these risks into the following types to help focus your conversation:
- Online Reputation -
What your child posts on the internet will follow them for a
lifetime...whether it is in their college application or their first
job. The posts and pictures, of themselves and others, can remain on the
internet for a lifetime - do they know what is appropriate to share?
- Psychological Safety - The dangers of inappropriate exposures or mental anguish. For example, dealing with pornography and inappropriate content online as well as dealing with cyber bullies - does your child know what to do?
- Physical Safety - Safety from physical harm to themselves and others. For example, Is your child aware of how to deal with online predators? can they tell when they are being stalked online?
- Identity & Property Safety - Safety from theft of identity & property. Do they know what a virus can do? How to safeguard their data? Do they know how to choose a strong password?
- Legal Safety - Safety from unwanted legal consequences. For example, when is it safe to share files online? How can you safely use the content and information available on the internet?
"Knowledge is an antidote to fear."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson