How your teen can stay safe while video chatting
Teach your teen about internet safety rules for video chatting online. The video also known as the moving picture has become popular. And when it comes to online and chatting video chatting is the way to go.
As video chatting allows you to see the face, expressions, and the gestures of the person you’re chatting to. Whether through Skype or on any of the social networking sites that may provide that option of video chatting as all major social networks have started to integrate video calling with their general chat platforms.
There’s Facebook which already has an existing, app based video calling module inside its chat system. And Google+ that has also built a video calling and conferencing platform into its list of communications tools. Amongst others
Parents if you worried about the safety of your teen when it comes to video calling. Here’s how to inform your teen about how to stay safe while video chatting.
Your teen should use a secure password for their video chat account that’s hard for others to guess. Then keep it to themselves.
They should only video chat with people they really know. And avoid chatting to strangers, by not accepting chat requests from non-friends. Especially those Facebook friends who aren’t really people they know.
Advise your teen not do or say anything they’ll later regret or wouldn’t want made public as any conversation could be downloaded and saved. And to also leave personal details out of their video chat profile, since some profiles are public. By knowing how to make their profile private using their privacy settings.
And that video bullying happens therefore if they’re bullied via video chat they should block the bully and tell someone about it. And immediately close the chat and report it if someone is doing or saying inappropriate things to them.