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

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?

Last updated on June 12th, 2021 at 01:03 pmWhisper 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... 

How Concerned Should Parents Be About Instagram?

How Concerned Should Parents Be About Instagram?

Last updated on April 3rd, 2021 at 03:02 pmThe 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... 

Kids and Online Nudity: How Much is Too Much?

Kids and Online Nudity: How Much is Too Much?

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:47 pm**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... 

Are There Any Safe Apps For Kids To Use?

Are There Any Safe Apps For Kids To Use?

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:53 pmParents often are worried about the apps that their kids may be using and for good reason. The problems can come about because of cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, online porn or a handful of other problems. In an article for Pediatric Safety back in 2019, I shared ways that parents can help keep an eye on what their kids are doing online. Those methods... 

Parenting Resources to Keep Kids Safe Online

Parenting Resources to Keep Kids Safe Online

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 12:01 pmIn many cases, children are more adept at using technology than their parents. Today’s children are Digital Natives, meaning that they grew up with technology and social media is a way of life for them. They never knew a time without smartphones and social media. For anyone over 30, their teen years didn’t involve posing for selfies, using emojis or...