Under Suspicion: 25% Of Nigerian Parents Find Something In Their Child’s Social Media Account Potentially Dangerous

Must Read

Countries With The Highest Number Of Billionaires! See Nigeria’s Position!

These days, when new business opportunities are appearing every day, there is no shortage of billionaires around the world....

List of Guaranty Trust Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number that usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...

How To Block Your Bank Account And SIM Card In Case Of Emergency

Losing your phone and wallet or having them stolen can be very frustrating. However, in case that happens to...

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has forced families to spend their free time mostly at home. Staying at home usually also means spending much time using different Internet-connected devices. For clear reasons, children’s growing online activity can cause lots of worries for their parents.

Thus, according to a Kaspersky survey¹, 25% of Nigerian parents claim that they have come across something in their child’s social media account that seemed suspicious. Elaborating on what it exactly was, they mention groups or public pages they join (56%), posts that they publish or share (50%), people they interact with (31%), video on their page (31%) and private messages (19%).

What is more, 34% state their child has seen or listened to something that seemed suspicious to them, be that videos (68%), music (43%) or photos (25%). Obviously, this data shows the need to explore the interests of children, to make sure everything is okay or if it is necessary to take action. However, not all the parents realise it – only 19% of them befriend their children via social networks in order to be connected with their kids – sometimes real communication is not enough and the parents have to look carefully at their children’s webpages.

Read Also:  Alert! Beware Of COVID-19 Cyber-attacks, Fraud

“It gets harder and harder for parents to keep up with the pace of the modern evolving world. They are often left out of the picture as they simply do not catch up with trends that emerge way too fast. However, it is possible to stop this backlog by communicating with your child and ensuring your presence on the Internet – to build trust and a good relationship with your child you have to know what you are talking about with them,” states Maher Yamout, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky.

- Advertisement -

In order to eliminate groundless suspicions about your child’s digital life and to secure their presence on social media, Kaspersky strongly recommends following this advice:

  1. Learn more on the topic of children’s cybersecurity: explore modern trends, apps, the way of behaviour that has to be adopted in order to safeguard against dangers (for instance, the basic security rules while on the Internet);
  2. Communicate with your child and define the boundaries which are not meant to be crossed: discuss with them safe locations both real and webpages;
  3. Install a reliable security solution such as Kaspersky Safe Kids to monitor your child’s activity successfully.
- Advertisement -
Under Suspicion: 25% Of Nigerian Parents Find Something In Their Child’s Social Media Account Potentially DangerousUnder Suspicion: 25% Of Nigerian Parents Find Something In Their Child’s Social Media Account Potentially Dangerous

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Under Suspicion: 25% Of Nigerian Parents Find Something In Their Child’s Social Media Account Potentially DangerousUnder Suspicion: 25% Of Nigerian Parents Find Something In Their Child’s Social Media Account Potentially Dangerous

Latest News

FGN Bond Yields Moderate for Most Maturities Tracked on Sustained Demand Pressure

In the just concluded week, the values of FGN bonds traded at the over-the-counter (OTC) segment appreciated further for...

FG Signs N10.8trn Budget amid Threats of Revenue Shortfall…

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, July 10, 2020, signed the revised N10.8 trillion 2020 national budget into law. A breakdown of the spending plan...

Naira Loses Against USD as CBN Devalues Official Rate to N381/USD

In the just concluded week, Naira depreciated against the USD at the Investors and Exporters FX Window (I&E FXW) by 0.13% to close at...

MoneyGram Digital Growth Maintains Strong Momentum and Market Expansion Continues

The Company achieved 106% year-over-year digital transaction growth in June driven by strong demand for the mobile app, high customer retention rates, and continued...

Puratos opens 4 new subsidiaries in Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast and Ethiopia

The global provider of solutions for bakery, patisserie and chocolate, Puratos has opened four new African subsidiaries. The company aims to further establish a...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -Under Suspicion: 25% Of Nigerian Parents Find Something In Their Child’s Social Media Account Potentially DangerousUnder Suspicion: 25% Of Nigerian Parents Find Something In Their Child’s Social Media Account Potentially Dangerous