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

Kids and Online Nudity: How Much is Too Much?

Kids and Online Nudity: How Much is Too Much?

**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 case for pushing things to the edge, but not... 

Are There Any Safe Apps For Kids To Use?

Are There Any Safe Apps For Kids To Use?

Parents 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 focused mainly when you know which apps/sites... 

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... 

Parents: Tips for Smarter Holiday Tech Device Gift Giving

Parents: Tips for Smarter Holiday Tech Device Gift Giving

Last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 02:23 amThe 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... 

What Not To Do if Your Child is Bullied Online

What Not To Do if Your Child is Bullied Online

Last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 02:25 amNo 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... 

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...