uKnowKids Provides Sexual Predator and Sexting Prevention Tips and Resources for Residents of New York, New York in Light of Recent News

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With news of a Long Island Assistant Principal being arrested for the allegedly sending sexual messages to teachers and students, uKnowKids provides parents with what they need to know to prevent this from happening to their child

The more information you have about your child's interactions on his phone, the better equipped you will be to interfere if anything dangerous should happen.

According to CBS New York, an assistant principal at Suffolk County High School was arrested for sending sexual text messages to teachers and even students. He was charged with three counts of second-degree aggravated harassment, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. The Parental Intelligence System uKnowKids, wants to offer child predator safety and tips to residents of New York, NY and surrounding areas so parents can better protect their children from an incident like this.

uKnow.com’s own co-founder’s son had a scary incident stemming from an online and mobile phone encounter with a predator. Since that time,Tim Woda has made it his mission to educate himself about internet and mobile safety and spread the lessons he learned to as many parents as possible. He feels strongly that every parent should be aware of their child’s online and mobile activities so stories like his and so many others never have to happen again.

Tim offers these tips for parents to prevent contact with online and mobile predators and the sharing of inappropriate pictures:

---Understand the technology that your child is using. Be familiar with all the functions of the technology devices your child is using on their phones, including social network sites, gaming systems, chat sites, etc. Some of these could have messaging and photo-sharing options that you might not even know existed.

---Communicate house rules. Before your child is allowed a phone, he or she should be well-aware of any pre established house rules. Discuss your expectations for mobile behavior and the consequences for failing to meet those expectations, but also discuss the potential legal and social repercussions of sending inappropriate pictures or spreading them online, whether they are of your child or not.

---Be a vigilant parent. Know who your child is talking to and who is trying to talk to them. The more information you have about their interactions on their phone, the better equipped you will be to interfere if anything dangerous should happen. Parental Intelligence systems such as uKnowKids are a great way to help out with this task if you think it is too overwhelming.

uKnowKids is an online service that makes parenting easier and keeps children safe online. It offers an exceptional image monitoring service that can easily alert parents if a predator is sending inappropriate pictures to their child, either by phone or social network site. uKnowKids also offers location monitoring, as well as real-time charts and graphs that analyze a child’s digital trends,free educational content and sense of community.

There are lessons that every parent and child need to learn from the incident in New York, and Tim and his family know about them firsthand. Tim is open to speaking more about his story and the lessons he learned so parents will take notice and keep their children safe online. If you are interested in speaking with Tim or want more information about online and mobile predator safety tips, uKnowKids or product distribution, email Callie at charris(at)uknow(dot)com.

About uKnow.com

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, uKnow.com makes parenting easier and keeps kids safer online and on the mobile phone. uKnow.com powers the world's leading Parental Intelligence Systems including uKnowKids.com, SocialFirefly.com, aBeanstalk.com, SafeCyberKids.com, MySocialScout.net, P911Safety.com and others. For more information visit http://www.uknow.com.

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