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Who are your kids talking to online and what are they talking about?

Posted at 7:36 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 19:36:50-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Who are your kids talking to online and what are they talking about?

It’s a question many parents ask, especially after 24-year-old Michael Wilson was arrested this week on 32 counts of possession of child pornography.

Indian River County Sheriff’s Office Deputies say Wilson got the material from the popular video game app, Discord.

The app allows friends to talk and chat outside the game.

Internet Security Expert, Alan Crowetz says, “There’s more and more of these apps designed to keep you anonymous you can create a screen name, you can communicate with people with a fake phone number or a fake user ID or whatever you want.”

Corwetz recommends DNS filters, some of which you can find for free. He says they are an easy way for parents to keep tabs on kids, there are also more advanced software programs called, “K9 software,” that allow for easier parental supervision. Similar restrictions can be configured in the settings menu on your smart device.