Our oldest grandchild turns 10 this week. Perhaps that’s the reason “bunny hunting” is so scary to me. “Bunny hunting” is when abusers and online predators send messages or photos to kids they don’t know
Even though tweens like our grandson have grown up with digital tech, they are not aware of the threats that lurk on gaming devices, smartphones or laptops.
To prevent adults from sending messages to children, the geotap phone function needs to be disabled. Experts emphasize the importance of never sharing a password and checking that settings are on “private” not “public.”
The current statistic is that one in five kids will be a victim of unwanted online solicitation before turning 18. That’s downright scary.