How to Keep Children Safe From Online Scams, Identity Theft – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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Playing games, making videos and texting can be fun ways for children to connect with their friends online, but they can also have a downside.

Kids are more likely to fall for scams,” said the interim executive director at the National Cybersecurity Alliance, Lisa Plaggemier.

“Parents can be really squeamish about checking kids’ phones,” Plaggemier said. “They don’t want to violate their child’s privacy but the reality is, especially with all the social media apps, they know exactly what your child is up to. So, I think you should know too.”

Matthew DeSarno is the special agent in charge of the FBI office in Dallas and said he wants parents to understand what their kids are doing online.

“It’s important to educate yourself about the websites, software, games and apps that your children use,” he said. “I think it’s important to check their social media and gaming profiles; frequently look at their…

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