About Joe Yeager

Joe Yeager is the founder of Safety Net of PA, LLC and has been a cybersafety advocate for more than 10 years. It was after his own daughter came across inappropriate content online that he became involved in helping others in the area. He is certified by the US Centers for Disease Control in Bullying Prevention. Joe is the author of #DigitalParenting- A Parent's Guide to Social Media, Cyberbullying &Online Activity which was chosen as an Editor’s Pick in April 2016. Joe is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Joe

What Happens at Home CAN Cause Problems at School

What Happens at Home CAN Cause Problems at School

Can your child get into trouble at school for what they do online at home? While the answer to that question depends on where you live, the most likely answer to this is that a school can discipline a student for off-campus activities in some cases. The majority of U.S. states allow for it, reports the Cyberbullying Research Center. The rationale for this is for when activities off-campus negatively... 

One Wrong Click! Your Kid’s in Trouble Now!

One Wrong Click! Your Kid’s in Trouble Now!

We hear in the news that companies get hacked all the time, but we rarely hear about when it happens to people like us. Trust me, it happens a lot! Ransomware is more common than people realize, making its way into a device, such as a laptop, phone or tablet. Its name comes from the demand from the hacker to have their victim pay a fee to regain control of their device. For private citizens, the... 

How Concerned Should Parents Be About Kik?

How Concerned Should Parents Be About Kik?

Kik is one of the more popular messenger apps used by tweens and teenagers. Parents should learn about this app because it has a history of being a breeding ground for online predators, spammers, hackers and more. Worse yet, I’ve spoken with local law enforcement officers who report that the company has been very reluctant to help them with cases involving cyberbullying and harassment where other... 

How Concerned Should Parents Be About Whisper?

How Concerned Should Parents Be About Whisper?

Whisper is an anonymous app, launched almost 10 years ago, where people post things that they might not want to admit to in public. While maybe not as well known by parents as some others, it has over 900 million accounts, according to the Washington Post and many of them are teens. According to the Whisper’s own terms and conditions, users must be at least 13, but anyone under the age of 18 may... 

How Concerned Should Parents Be About Instagram?

How Concerned Should Parents Be About Instagram?

The most popular social media app used by kids is YouTube, followed by Instagram. Owned by Facebook, its popularity has been steadily on the rise, as Facebook continues to work towards attracting a younger audience. So, what should parents be concerned about when it comes to Instagram? Do you know what problems can exist online? Cyberbullying is the most commonly known problem for being online,... 

Kids and Online Nudity: How Much is Too Much?

Kids and Online Nudity: How Much is Too Much?

**Editors Warning**: several of the pictures in this article contain adult content. Reader discretion is advised. One of the biggest complaints from parents about technology is the amount of nudity that is available online. This is particularly true when it comes to many popular social media apps used by teens and even pre-teens. If there was ever a case for pushing things to the edge, but not...