Jesse was interviewed by New York Times columnist Brian Chen.

What’s the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone? (Published 2016)

As more children get phones at 10 and younger, parents face the question of when to allow unfettered access to the internet and all its benefits and perils.



BTW – The editor swapped in UK-friendly phrasing and language and I did NOT choose the graphics that went with the article. 🙂

– Big Mama


A sobbing nine-year-old girl admitted to me she’s addicted to porn – this is why we need to tackle online safety NOW

BREAKING down in tears in front of me, a nine-year-old girl struggles to form words as she admits she’s become addicted to porn. The most shocking part is how utterly normal this sort of reve…

“Parents Michelle and Rhys thought that TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen and the Rossen Reports team were doing a general story about social media. What they didn’t know was that cyber safety expert Jesse Weinberger was poring over their social media pages, checking for private information. Through Michelle’s Facebook account, Weinberger was able to learn her husband’s name, her children’s names, their school, the names of their teachers, the playground they frequented, and more. ”

Changes parents should make to their own social media profiles and camera settings to protect their children and property.

‘Digital kidnapping’ alert: How to protect your family from online predators

Posting photos of your kids online is a great way to keep friends and family in the loop, but also has its dangers. Here’s how to avoid “digital kidnappers.”

This episode of Mel Robbins focuses on online challenges which seek to prey on children – the show features four families whose children died by suicide after playing these “games.” The daughter of the fifth family survived, after she accidentally set herself on fire in her bedroom trying to recreate a TikTok challenge.

In particular the show talks about the Blue Whale Challenge and the Choking Challenge – but other risks are discussed such as cutting, self-harm, etc.

Continuation of Part 1 of 2

Steps parents can take to keep their children safer online.

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