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. Joe is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Joe

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

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

In 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, predators offer gifts to the other person... 

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... 

Teach Your Child How to Not Get Caught by a Catfish

Teach Your Child How to Not Get Caught by a Catfish

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 02:58 pmAt 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... 

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

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

Last updated on July 15th, 2018 at 07:31 pmPerhaps 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... 

Is My Child the Right Age for Social Media?

Is My Child the Right Age for Social Media?

Last updated on June 6th, 2018 at 11:55 amMany 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...