Season 1: Episode 2
Hope and Will: A Parenting Podcast from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
A Pop-Up Chat: How My Second Grader Fell Victim to an Online Predator
Rachel had done everything right, or so she thought. She and her husband enabled parental controls on their devices. They regularly initiated conversations with their daughters about internet safety. Still, an innocent click on a pop-up connected their second grader with an online predator. In this eye-opening episode, Rachel shares her family's experience and Angie Boy, DrPH, from our Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, discusses her team’s work, how her job impacts her own parenting and resources to keep kids safe online.
Angie Boy, Program Manager for Prevention and Education at the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Angie Boy, DrPH, is the program manager for prevention and education at our Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children. At work, Angie is responsible for overseeing multiple projects related to child abuse and neglect. At home, she’s Mom to an elementary school-aged daughter.
Rachel, Mom of Two
Rachel is a proud mom of two daughters. After her youngest innocently fell victim to an online predator while playing a popular game, she’s sharing her story in hopes of helping other parents become more aware of hidden dangers on the internet.
Lynn Smith is a veteran journalist, podcast host and mom of two boys. Her experience as the parent of a patient at Children’s inspired her to advocate for spreading awareness of childhood illnesses and injuries.
Tips for keeping young children safe online
Technology provides children with new ways to learn every day, but sometimes that comes at a cost. The internet can expose children to some scary stuff, including bullying, inappropriate content and online predators. Help keep your child safe online.LEARN MORE
Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children
As part of our commitment to the safety, protection and well-being of kids, the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children offers education and training to healthcare professionals, educators, parents and others. Programming is available live and on demand.learn more