Crack the Code: Parents learn tips to protect kids online

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - As cell phone access continues to fall into younger hands -- online predator access to your children is 10 times higher than it was 20 years ago.

“Our kids are now acting in a cyber world -- so knowing who they are talking to, knowing what applications they have, shutting those down -- limiting their access. We have to be those parents that we know what they are involved in to try our best to mitigate some of these other issues that are out there,” said Spanish Fort Police Chief John Barber.

The issues go far beyond sexual predators -- we’re talking pornography and cyber bullying -- sometimes filtering from social media onto campus -- it’s why Spanish Fort Middle School Principal Leslie Wheeler along with School Resource Officer Heath Harville spearheaded the “Crack the Code” program nearly 10 years ago.

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