Keep Devices and Gaming Consoles Out of Bedrooms.
Online predators rely on situations where they can engage in conversations with children, without adults stepping in. Aside from other issues such as impact on sleep due to reduced impulse control, devices in bedrooms allow for the proverbial door to be shut on chats, and essentially allows a stranger private time with your child. Predators are sophisticated in the ways they can manipulate unsuspecting children without parental supervision and involvement.
Hot Tip – If your child likes gaming, keep headphones out of game time for as long as possible. Parents need to hear what is being said, and more importantly who is speaking to them!