Cyber safety for kids: iPhone apps for the parental radar

A list of iPhone apps toted as ones to keep the kids off.

Not surprisingly, KIK is on the list and is an app where local kids have experienced contact from strangers, inappropriate messages and obscene images. Worth checking out http://www.makeitbetter.net:

8 Dangerous iPhone Apps You Hope Your Kids Aren’t Using

HTCIA are hosting a free info night for parents in HRM at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Sept. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and sharing current tips on safe surfing habits, how to blocking certain tags and protect your family online.

“We’re tracking through our platform 500-to-600 posts per day where kids are either saying or showing things of extreme concern or showing very, very poor judgment,” says Darren McLeod, VP and Director of Sales at Social LifeRaft.

LifeRaft is a sponsor of the 2014 HTCIA Atlantic conference on internet technology security.

Here’s some safe surfing tips from Symantec.