About Joe Yeager

Joe Yeager is the founder of Safety Net of PA, LLC and has been a cybersafety advocate for several years. He is also an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University. 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 and is the cyberbullying advisor to Fifty Shades of Purple against Bullying. He is also 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

Parents: Tips for Smarter Holiday Tech Device Gift Giving

Parents: Tips for Smarter Holiday Tech Device Gift Giving

The holiday season is about to arrive and that means shopping for gifts.  If that includes tech gifts for children, there are some special considerations to take into account first.  To help parents and their kids have the best possible experience with the new devices, here are some tips that should help your kids enjoy their new gifts while protecting them from some of the dangers that exist online. Do... 

What Not To Do if Your Child is Bullied Online

What Not To Do if Your Child is Bullied Online

No parent ever wants their child to be bullied online. But if it happens, would you know what to do about it?  Better yet, would you know what NOT to do?  Too often, we focus on what we should be doing that we fail to consider what we shouldn’t do at a time like this. Getting through a child being bullied will take a lot – mostly, it will take time and patience.  Here are six things not to do... 

Parents: Beware The Zombies (Phones, That Is)!

Parents: Beware The Zombies (Phones, That Is)!

Last updated on October 14th, 2019 at 10:28 amWhen cellphones made their introduction into the market, they were only capable of audio transmissions (calls).  Technology increased, opening up the opportunity for texting and eventually, video transmission.  Today’s smart phones are so different from their ancestors that I don’t even refer to them as phones, but as portable computers that are capable... 

How to Keep an Eye on Your Children Online

How to Keep an Eye on Your Children Online

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:51 pm Being careful… Observing Parenting Investigating Snooping SpyingAll of those words or phrases have similar meaning, at least in their denotative (dictionary or literal) form.  In their connotative (commonly understood) form, they come out very differently.  As a parent, it is our responsibility to look out for our children, even if they don’t... 

The Techniques of a Predator: Part II – Bribery and Threats

The Techniques of a Predator: Part II – Bribery and Threats

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 12:25 pmIn The Techniques of a Predator: Part I we discussed how online predators groom children for both online and offline sexual attacks using trust and romance to manipulate them.  Now, we will conclude this discussion by talking about how predators can use bribery and threats as well and we will give you additional ways to protect your children.  Bribery Here,... 

The Techniques of a Predator: Part I – Trust and Romance

The Techniques of a Predator: Part I – Trust and Romance

Last updated on November 2nd, 2018 at 11:10 pmPotentially, the most dangerous risk associated by minors going online is the risk of being groomed or attacked by a sexual predator.  Online predators are very well-versed at knowing what to say in order to get what they want from their targets. They approach minors on frequently used apps, often pretending to be a minor themselves.  They also find them...