With the increase of social media usage amid the pandemic, internet scams are on the rise. How can you keep your teens safe from the perils of catfishing and get rich quick schemes on their social accounts? Luckily, all it takes is a little education and some candid conversation.

  1. Don’t Click: Let your kids know that pop-ups aren’t usually safe to click. Let them know how to spot a fishy link in emails and profiles so they know what to avoid when scrolling through their socials.
  1. Avoid Oversharing: Talk to your children about what’s okay to share on social media. Make sure they know the dangers of showcasing too much information, and how that can lead to fraud later in life.

  2. Use Strong Passwords: Hackers love to prey on the vulnerable. If they notice a younger user on social media, it’s likely they’ll attempt to hack their accounts. Have a conversation with your teens about how to set strong passwords to keep predators at bay.

  3. Create Privacy Settings: Make sure your kids don’t have public social media profiles. Managing their privacy settings should be a crucial step before allowing them to access their profiles.

Panda Security shares 10 of the most common social media scams to look out for while your kids browse the web.