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Family Tech Tips: What is a VPN and why are they dangerous for my kids?

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Introducing a new segment of the podcast… Family Tech Tips! These are short episodes that tackle a specific tech question I have been asked. If you are interested in me answering your question, feel free to hit me up on the DMs in Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. My username is FamilyTech on all three!

Today’s episode tackles the question I probably get asked the MOST. Kids will tell their parents they need this application to help make their phone faster or work better. The app they want is a VPN app. Listen to this episode to find out why I would never let my child install a VPN app and how you can check to see if one is already installed, and how to prevent your child from installing one in the future.

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Sarah Werle Kimmel

Sarah Werle Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 16 years of her career working in IT Services in Orange County, California, as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on KSL News, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website SarahKimmel.com

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