Summer in Door and Kewaunee counties means children and teens will have more time to be on their phones and on the internet. A local internet specialist says that having honest and open conversations about what apps and websites kids use is important in preventing dangerous situations. Nathan Drager, owner of Quantum PC in Sturgeon Bay, says that more and more apps and websites are using anonymous chat. Because the chat is anonymous, more incidents could occur. That’s why Drager believes it is important for parents to use the apps their kids use and to be open and honest about the usage.
Besides running anti-viruses, having a good firewall, and avoiding risky websites, Drager goes on to explain that when parents learn how to use the apps their kids use, they begin to see the value of what their child is doing. He also said, parents and kids who feel comfortable talking about the internet can prevent issues in the long run. Quantum PC offers training sessions and general awareness talks. Drager believes it is important for parents to know, no matter what it is important for them to stay informed. Drager was recently named entrepreneur of the year for 2019 by the Door County Economic Development Corporation. Quantum PC was voted best in Door County for computer repairs by a ballot done on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.