The vulnerability of children and families on digital devices has increased rapidly over the past five years. It has been determined that the rise of the Internet has caused an explosion of online predation (Thorn). Charlene states that “Children and youth are being exposed to more inappropriate information than any generation in the history of the world”.
Charlene’s unique Theory of Digital Supervision has been developed based on research. It is to be applied by adults for child/youth protection against predation, sex trafficking, cyberbullicide, and related crimes. As a result of experience with global presentations and research, Charlene will emphasize the vulnerability of children on digital devices as a global issue.
A detailed introduction of the Theory of Digital Supervision with supporting data will be given. Included will be an explanation of international partnerships for the protection of children across borders and oceans.
Awareness of the data supporting the Theory of Digital Supervision and the necessity of online child protection. Exploitation is a digital issue at some point in the journey off the exploited. Being proactive digitally needs to be recognized as the modern method of fighting exploitation. Catching up to the digital age of exploitation is necessary.
Some methods associated with the Theory of Digital Supervision for child and family protection.
Hope - we can and will apply Digital Supervision; and, we must do so.