Private InvestigationsDo you know what your children are doing on line?

If your children are anything like mine then you will see them breeze past as they drop school bags in the hall en route to their bedrooms where they throw themselves in to a World of social media and gaming stations only venturing out like predators to hunt for food or, occasionally batteries for controllers.

But what do you know about this World they spend so much time in and how safe are they?

Well, some figures that you may wish to consider*:

More concerning is the fad of ‘sexting’. Recently an incident in a local school occurred where a young girl had been persuaded to send a picture of herself to her boyfriend, within a day the image had been spread though the school and beyond before the school was able to put a stop to this.

‘Cyber bullying’ is also an ever growing problem and youngsters and adults are affected alike, however children may find it hard to talk to you, or even hide the fact that this is happening to them.

Some things you can do:

There are programs on the market that can be placed on to phones and personal computers as a last resort. But discussing this with your children would probably be the best course of action. If this does fail and you do have concerns then call one of our investigators to see what we could do for you.

*Figures from a leading personal security and identity theft expert.