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The Ways We Can Stop A Young Child’s Eyes From A Cyber Flash Today

Are you familiar with the term cyber flash? It’s mooning someone in a digital space. Parents are seeing this as something new that kids are doing, but as a security expert I can tell you it’s been around for a long time. Pretty much since sending images became a thing. So what can you do to stop your kids from seeing it? And how does it even happen?

What is Cyber flashing?

Most parents and experts say that cyber flashing happens through Bluetooth, Airdrop or something similar. They’re not wrong, but that’s not the only ways it happens. Ask anyone in online direct sales, multi-level marketing or who runs any social media platform and they’ll tell you it can happen in video messages, messaging, comments, etc. Pretty much anywhere you can send a video or image, you can flash someone.

Why are kids doing this?

One idea I can come up with is that it's fun to see people's reactions. Remember our kids don’t have fully developed brains until long...

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