152 episodes

The Protect Kids Online (PKO) Podcast is brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. This podcast is designed for parents, grandparents, guardians, or caregivers of children. Get information about the trends and updates on the latest apps, websites, and online activity of children 17 yrs and younger. Topics include: activities of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force; App of the Week; tips & methods for combating online child exploitation and sextortion; Internet safety laws; cyberbullying; healthy online habits; protecting your child from strangers online; safe sharing tips; and responses to listener questions! Stay informed, and keep your children safe.

Protect Kids Online Wisconsin Department of Justice

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    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

The Protect Kids Online (PKO) Podcast is brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. This podcast is designed for parents, grandparents, guardians, or caregivers of children. Get information about the trends and updates on the latest apps, websites, and online activity of children 17 yrs and younger. Topics include: activities of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force; App of the Week; tips & methods for combating online child exploitation and sextortion; Internet safety laws; cyberbullying; healthy online habits; protecting your child from strangers online; safe sharing tips; and responses to listener questions! Stay informed, and keep your children safe.

    PKO 153: National Missing Children's Day

    PKO 153: National Missing Children's Day

    Join Ryan and Kagan as they discuss the 40th annual National Missing Children's Day and its poster contest! The National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest is a nationwide contest designed to promote awareness among teachers, parents/guardians and children and engage them in discussions about safety. Please consider speaking with your local school district to learn more about spreading this awareness. Further information for this contest for 5th graders can be found here: https://www.missingpersons.doj.wi.gov/

    • 11 min
    PKO 152: Dana's Farewell

    PKO 152: Dana's Farewell

    Join Dana on her final episode with the PKO podcast as a member of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force. Dana harkens back to the core elements of internet safety identified over the years that should be kept in the limelight as we pursue internet safety for our children. The Wisconsin ICAC Task Force is grateful for Dana's service and drive to help keep the children of Wisconsin safe, our team will strive to emulate the good works she has brought over the years here!

    • 5 min
    PKO 151: Oversharing in a Digital Age!

    PKO 151: Oversharing in a Digital Age!

    Join Dana and Jess as they discuss oversharing when using social media, apps, and games. The two cover considerations on how to emulate good information security practices and what to do when oversharing might occur. The team acknowledges the value of important moments and the desire to share those with friends and family through the lens of internet safety! 

    • 15 min
    PKO 150: Snapchat Parental Controls

    PKO 150: Snapchat Parental Controls

    Join Dana for our 150th episode while she covers Snapchat parental controls and some options to help keep our kiddos safe. She discusses the history of Snapchat and the changing use of it since its creation. Take a dive into the app design, safety settings, and balance options you can take to help prevent potential concerning features while using the app!

    • 21 min
    PKO 149: Watch Parties! Virtual Connections to Stream Videos, Movies, and Shows a Rerun

    PKO 149: Watch Parties! Virtual Connections to Stream Videos, Movies, and Shows a Rerun

    Recent inquiries have been brought up about watch parties and summertime activities for youth. Watching videos online has taken over the #1 online activity for teens and tweens historically! Along with this comes apps that provide options for watch parties to view the shows, movies, and videos together. Users can share video and chat to connect while watching together from a distance. This episode covers the ways this could be a good option to connect right now, along with the possible risks, and how to start those safety discussions and get more information.

    • 16 min
    PKO 148: Internet Safety Month!

    PKO 148: Internet Safety Month!

    June is Internet Safety Month! Join Dana as she highlights the number one way to improve online safety measures with your kiddos. With online and offline lines blurring nowadays the need for open communication surrounding digital use is crucial. Find more information on how to start the conversation through #starttheconversation with the National ICAC Task Force. 

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

KZigs ,

Helpful for parents!

I listen in from Philadelphia PA and find the topics and resources on this podcast very useful for me (a mother of three younger children). With social media gaining momentum each day I feel like I can’t keep up on how to protect my kids when they ask to go online. Thanks for what you do ❤️

Chet Williams ,

Awesome

Thanks guys for putting this together. With all the apps out there it's hard to keep up

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