online predators

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'm not talking about drugs, porn, sex or anything of the sort -- this can all be discussed and handled. The greatest dangers lurk in the idle activities children engage in while reaching out to peers stemming from the need to connect.
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
Berkman and the undercover agent exchanged e-mails, texts and instant messages, eventually agreeing to meet. When the Coral
Cops ended Pedersen's perverted exchanges -- which even his own lawyer classified as "horrific" and "unspeakable" -- after
To help lower the risk, children should only communicate with people they know from the non-online. Predators can pretend to be someone they are not, (like another child) and may show up in places where children like to play online.
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.
The new movie Trust is not easy to watch, particularly if, like me, you have a hyper-texting teenage daughter.
What's really scary about this kind of technology use is that it creates excellent breeding grounds for child predators, such pedophiles and sex offenders, to prey on kids.