Local tech company CEO urges parents to be vigilant of children's use of social media platforms

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, August 18, 2023
Tech company CEO urges parents to be vigilant of kids' social media
A Batavia tech company CEO urged parents to be vigilant of their children's social media app use ahead of back to school.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Social media is a major part of youth engagement.

But it's important to be aware to keep children safe.

Mark Porter is the CEO of High Wire Networks, a managed cybersecurity and tech services company out of Batavia.

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Porter said there are many facets to the dangers social media can pose.

He said it's important for parents to first educate themselves before broaching the topic with kids.

Some safeguards exist to protect children, but there's no replacement for vigilance, Porter said.

Limiting screen time and apps and sharing accounts can help.