A lot of parents constantly ask themselves who their kids are talking to online and just what they are talking about.
Especially since the arrest this week of 24yr old Michael Wilson on 32 counts of possessing child pornography.
Indian River County Sheriff’s Office Deputies say that he acquired the material from the popular game app, ‘Discord’. The app allows friends to talk and chat outside the game.
WPTV Ch5 Internet Security Expert, Alan Crowetz says, that there are more and more of this type of app, which are designed to allow you to remain anonymous, to create your own screen name and communicate with people with a fake phone number or a fake user ID or literally anything you want.
Alan suggests using DNS filters, some of which are available for free. He says ‘it provides an easy way for concerned parents to monitor what their kids are doing, there are also more advanced software programs called, ‘K9 software,’ which allow for easier parental supervision. Restrictions can be configured in the settings menu on the smart device.