It's every parent's worst nightmare. Their child meets a person online and agrees to meet them offline.
Online safety has come of age. Kids now create the content we used to try and keep them away from and they do it with immensely powerful devices they carry around with them in their pockets. So it behooves us to take a step back and ask ourselves what we mean by online safety in 2015
Children as young as 3 and 4 are often shown as sex objects in child porn and even those who are older do not often have the "choice" or the capability to make a "choice" to be involved. This is a clear and simple form of predation.
I've seen kids spend all day gaming, texting, posting photos of their shoes to Instagram and then commenting online how cool they are -- all the while sitting three feet from each other. At some level, it's harmless fun -- just the new toy that this generation plays with. Except for when it's not.
While Facebook specifically bans registered sex offenders from using the site, the problem persists. And even law enforcement
We have heard the horror stories of cyberbullying over the past several years, and they never get easier to hear. Catfishing is an extended branch of online harassment that takes cruelty to a new level.
Cops say Lane admitted to knowing the girl's age, and that she was in a wheelchair. He was booked into jail and charged with
In addition to blocking forbidden words and strings of digits that could represent phone numbers, Crisp assigns warning scores
Cops ended Pedersen's perverted exchanges -- which even his own lawyer classified as "horrific" and "unspeakable" -- after
David Schwimmer's film Trust is one of the most honest, impressive films about adolescence and parenting in the Internet age that I've seen.