There are several ways people can spy on you through your webcam.

Here are some recommendations to help keep your kid safe while online. For starters, always cover your child’s webcam. While this does not prevent sexual abuse, it does prevent predators from spying via a webcam.


You should also monitor your child’s internet activity. The anonymity provided by social media sites and chatrooms facilitates the initial contact that can lead to online sexual abuse. Online strangers are still strangers, so teach your child about stranger danger. More information about online safety is available on our labs’ websites: Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group and Sarasota Cybersecurity.

Eden Kamar, Postdoctoral research fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Christian Jordan Howell, Assistant Professor in Cybercrime, University of South Florida


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