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Florida sheriff reminds parents to monitor kids' social media activity

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Posted at 12:21 AM, Mar 31, 2020

BUNNELL, Fla. — The Flagler County Sheriff's Office wants to remind parents you need to continue to monitor your kids' social media use during the coronavirus pandemic.

With children likely to be spending much more time online, it is just as important for parents to make sure they know what their kids are up to.

“Parents, while we are going through this unprecedented time and all of us are having to adapt quickly to changes, it is more important than ever to monitor your child’s activity to make sure they are safe,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Technology is continually evolving and predators are adept at using the evolving technology to target and manipulate children. Be proactive in your child’s life, use monitoring apps, and talk with your children about staying safe online.”

The Sheriff says parents should be present when kids are completing their school work and devices should only be used in common areas.

They recommend checking out apps like Bark, Net Nanny and Securely to monitor your kids activity.

Sheriff Staly put together a list of 24 apps parents should know about and explained the potential danger each of them pose for children.