Angelina Jolie Hires Cybersecurity for Her Kids: How to Keep Your Kids Safe, Too

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie discuss their cybersecurity team for their kids.

ByABC NEWS
December 18, 2014, 9:42 AM

— -- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have hired a cybersecurity team to monitor their children on social media.

The “Unbroken” director and mother of six worry their kids may not be ready to navigate cyberspace on their own, telling People magazine they’ve hired a security expert to monitor their internet use.

Jolie, 39, describes herself and Pitt as “old-school” when it comes to technology, saying, “It’s a scary new world. We wouldn’t even know what to look for.”

In order to keep your own children safe, California-based cybersecurity expert Kimberly Pease suggests keeping your location services on for the map application, but turning it off for the camera app to prevent predators from knowing where your child is when they post photos online.

“If you take that photo and post it online you will know where that photograph is taken and you’re broadcasting it to the world,” Pease told ABC News.

She also suggests removing all laptops and smartphones from your child’s bedroom at night, as well as double-checking social media privacy settings every six months.And the most important thing parents can do is make children aware, Pease says.

“Just because there isn’t an immediate threat,” she added, “that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still threats out there to your information, devices and your kids.”

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