Spanish Fort Middle School hosts community meeting on online safety with parents

Baldwin County

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) — Spanish Fort Middle School hosted a community meeting Tuesday to discuss cyber safety with parents.

The school holds two meetings per year, one in the fall and one in the winter.

On Tuesday, communications experts focused on popular programs like Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube, as well as some lesser-known apps. They went beyond the surface and showed parents how kids could conceal their online activity. They also addressed how kids could hide entire apps, photos and webpages. Here is a list of ways that’s possible.

The hidden apps seemed to shock parents the most.

“We cant monitor what we can’t see,” said Amanda Nance.

An FBI agent also spoke about the dangers of hashtags and online gaming.

Both speakers emphasized the importance of enabling parental control on children’s devices.

For different ways to do that, you can visit this website.

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