Protect your child from online predators

Predators tend to stalk platforms which are widely used by youths, said Cheng, adding that they try to blend into the victim’s community. They are also likely to pretend to be young, and use a child’s personal info such as the games he or she plays to make it easier to get to know the child. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star

As the conditional movement control order (CMCO) continues to keep families at home, away from the Covid-19 pandemic, another threat is on the rise: crimes targeting children.

“The global pandemic saw a surge in children joining the online world for the first time to support their studies and maintain social interaction,” said International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Asia Pacific senior advisor Sameer Sharma.

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