Father warns other parents to beware of online gaming predators
Danger is everywhere, even online. A recent post by a concerned father whose son almost fell victim to Minecraft predators shares his experience to warn other parents.
Minecraft, one of the most popular games, has a voice chat feature. This feature allows kids to chat with other players from all over the world. But what if these other players aren't really kids?
An alarming post has been making the rounds on social media. Ian Custodio shared a scary experience he had while his son, Clark, was beside him playing Minecraft. He overheard his son chatting with someone who sounded like he was a grown man. The man then started asking Ian's son personal details such as what his parents did for work and where he lived.
When the man (who sounded like he was not alone) realised that the boy's father was beside him, they quickly logged off.
Let's help spread the word about this.
Click 'Next' to know how to protect your kids
Here are three simple tips on how to keep your child from online gaming predators.
Have a talk with them.
Let them know that there are bad people in the world who pretend to be good people online. Reassure them you will protect them and don't scare them. But make sure they understand that it is a serious matter.
Make gaming time family time.
By sitting beside them as they play games, you can not only protect and guide them but you can also show them that you care for them and what they're passionate about.
Warn yaya and other relatives.
If you have to leave them unsupervised, make sure their yaya or your relatives with whom you'll leave them know that such a possibility of online scams and other dangers exist so they can be as vigilant as you are.
Do you know any other safety tips which might help other parents?
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