Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
According to a 2012 study by TDG Research, 80 percent of an expected 190 million households (approximately 148 million households) with next generation video game consoles will have this console connected to the Internet. Unfortunately, many parents do not know the risks associated with social gaming including cyberbullying, sexting and child predators.
“Even the most vigilant of parents are struggling to keep up with advancing technologies that allow kids to be online without parental knowledge,” says Tim Woda, a Digital Safety Expert and the co-founder of uKnow.com, a provider of parental intelligence systems. “Parents need to know that any time your child is online, they are at risk for such issues as identity theft, cyberbullying, sexting and online predators. Additionally, Internet-connected gaming devices are now a popular way for cybercriminals to place malware and viruses in a home network.”
Tim offers the following advice to parents trying to manage their child’s gaming console:
About Tim Woda
Tim is an Internet and child safety advocate, public speaker, author, and co-founder of uKnow.com. He has made protecting kids from digital dangers his life mission after his own child was targeted online by a child predator. You can get more useful safety tips at TimWoda.com or on Twitter at @TimWoda.
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Arlington, Va., uKnow.com is the only company that offers a parental intelligence system available for both private-label and consumer use. The company powers the world's leading Parental Intelligence Systems including uKnowKids.com, KidSafe.me, SafeCyberKids.com, SocialFirefly.com, aBeanstalk.com, MySocialScout.net, and p911Safety.com, among others.
uKnow.com works with companies and organizations to help parents protect their kids from child predators, sexting, and cyberbullying with a special focus on the social networks and mobile phone. uKnow.com’s technology provides parents with a bird's eye view of what is going on in their child's digital world so that they can keep their finger on the pulse, and when necessary, take action to protect the safety and privacy of their kids. You can find uKnow.com on Twitter at twitter.com/uKnow_com, on Facebook at facebook.com/uKnow.com, and on their Parenting Blog.