A recent study found that 85 percent of black teens own or have access to a smartphone. Among Hispanics and whites in the same study, 71 percent own or have access to a smartphone. The Pew study also indicates that African American teens dominate messaging apps such as Kik and Snapchat. 46% of Hispanic teens and 47% of African-American teens use messaging apps to send texts, compared with one-quarter (24%) of white teens with cell phones.
Due to the increase access to smartphones and the use of messaging apps, African American parents are becoming concerned about cyber traps. A recent study from Northwestern indicates that internet safety is one of the top concerns among African American parents.
On this episode of the Digital Parent Podcast, Cybersafety Expert Reginald Corbitt and I discuss that the top online cybertraps that pose significant risks to black teens. Reginald is the founder of SafeCyber whose mission is to bring cyber awareness to schools, community organizations, and caregivers. Reginald provides cyber safety workshops across the U.S. He is one of the top speakers on cyber safety. Here are some of the topic that Reginald and I covered on the show:
Questions I Asked Reginald About Black Teens:
- How Prevalent is Sexting Among Black Teens?
- Why Is That Black Boys Suffer Grave Legal Consequence for Sexting?
- Is Internet Banging a Real Concern with Black Teens?
- How Are Predators Targeting Black Teens through online gaming systems
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- How Instagram is used to Lure Black Teens into Sex Trafficking
- How to Address The School if Sexting Pic are on your child’s phone
- Tips for Parents When Cyberbullying Leads to Fights Offline
- How to Have the Tech Talk with Your Teen
Make Sure to Invite Reginald to Your School
— SafeCyber (@safecyberedu) October 20, 2016
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