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 an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University. 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.

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Articles by Joe

Teach Your Child How to Not Get Caught by a Catfish

Teach Your Child How to Not Get Caught by a Catfish

At any given moment, there are thousands of predators online, looking for people to exploit.  Children are often the target, but not always. To realize just how easy it can be to create a fake, but realistic-looking online profile, consider the case of former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.  He thought that he was in a relationship with a woman named “Lennay Kekau”, only to find out that... 

Getting Your Child to Talk to you About What They see Online

Getting Your Child to Talk to you About What They see Online

Perhaps the only thing harder than getting kids to eat their vegetables is getting them to open up about what happens online.   A recent study in the UK reported that an overwhelming majority of kids would tell a teacher if they saw something bad happen to another student in person.  The same study reported that only about a third would tell a teacher if they saw something online that upset them.... 

Is My Child the Right Age for Social Media?

Is My Child the Right Age for Social Media?

Many parents are concerned about letting their children begin to surf the Internet or start using social media or online games such as Fortnite, the latest craze for kids.  There is good reason for their concern. A common question is, “at what age should parents let their young children begin using technology?” The bad news is that there is no specific age that works for all kids.  There is a...