When choosing this feature, an Omegle Facebook App will receive your Facebook “likes” and try to match you with a stranger with similar likes. This app is the perfect channel for sexual predators.

In order to write an article such as this that is intended to reach the parents of potential victims, I have to be general in my assumptions and sweeping in my aim.

I would rather offend you than not get the message out to someone that could prevent a devastating, life altering event for a child.

He has been quoted and published in several national publications, including Health Information Management Magazine.

Hawkins' can speak on a variety of security topics facing our children & parents today, including: Keep up the good work. I need to mention (for some comments below ) that Parents must pay attention to what their children do, in order to protect them.

Hawkins, Information Security Officer Over the past several years, I have been actively speaking to parents, children, tweens, teens, and young adults regarding the dangers of the Internet and social media.

I discovered rather quickly that I could not prepare a single set of presentations to use over and over again.Parents, you need to be aware that truly dangerous apps exist and are readily available to your children.And, if you are reading this as a young person or young adult who thinks I am being condescending, tough.There is very little you can do to verify the identity of someone on Kik, which obviously poses the risk of sexual predators chatting with your child. Just last month, a 13 year old girl was murdered by a man she presumably met on Kik Messenger. Omegle – This App has been around since 2008, with video chat added in 2009.When you use Omegle you do not identify yourself through the service – chat participants are only identified as “You” and “Stranger;” the app’s slogan is “Talk to Strangers! However, you can connect Omegle to your Facebook account to find chat partners with similar interests.Bullies, predators, and more can send anonymous messages to a specific person, asking them inappropriate things or even simply making hurtful statements. Kik Messenger – This is a private messenger app and is coveted by those under 18 for a number of reasons.