Cincinnati Children's Blog

How to protect kids from predators

A recent attack on a high school student from Butler County is highlighting the dangers of some social media apps.

In June, the teenage girl used an app called Whisper to get a ride home from summer school.

Whisper is an app that lets users post pictures and text anonymously. Whisper shares the posts based on geographic location, so the users nearest the poster are the ones more likely to see the message.

Police say the male driver who picked up the student then sexually assaulted her.

Jenni Noll, PhD, a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s, recommends parents be vigilant about monitoring their child’s online activity.

For more advice on how to protect your child from predators, click on Dayton Daily News.

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