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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Child Predators, Parents Beware

Parents today have to be so much more aware of what their children are doing that it is almost sickening. Children are under attack by anonymous monsters from within your own home and your child’s lost innocence is only a few keystrokes away. While we as parents are laughing at Hollywood’s version of reality on the television our children are being drawn in by people they do not know into a game that they never should be playing. In some cases the game is deadly to the child.

On line predators are monsters without a face that befriend your child and lull them into a false sense of security where the child believes one hundred percent that the new friend knows better than mom or dad. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how they befriend the child. Telling the child that they are right and mom or dad is a jerk is what they want to hear. Telling the child that they should be treated better and should be able to have more freedoms is all part of the deception that leads to a very dangerous path for the child. That is the path that is easiest to travel for scum bag predators of children.

No matter how much you love your children, if they are on line then they can become a target of people without a conscience. Educate your kids on predators. When your kids are asked if they would like some candy on line then you as the parent have to teach them where the exit box is. Not just once but ten thousand times!

Over at the Worcester Telegram they have this Associated Press piece about on line predators of kids…

Governors Tackle Online Predators

Associated Press Writer

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.— Vigilant parents and well-educated children remain the first line of defense against online predators, even as social networking sites toughen standards and police crack down, experts told a panel of governors Sunday.

Law enforcement agencies are becoming more technologically proficient in the fight against cyberspace child stalkers, New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte said. But they alone can't solve a problem so widespread that 1 in 5 kids who use the Internet are believed to have been approached by a predator, she said.

"This is an issue that we're not going to arrest our way out of," Ayotte said during the annual meeting of the National Governors Association.

It's a problem "far bigger than any of us realize," said Gov. Brad Henry of Oklahoma.

Speakers including Miss America, Lauren Nelson, as well as Hemanshu Nigam, chief security officer for MySpace/Fox Interactive Media, called for more programs to educate parents and children about how predators operate. - Worcester Telegram

You know what I would love to see? Corporate America stepping up to the plate to fund investigative units in police departments and government agencies to hunt down these sexual offenders. If Night Line can do one show after another on these creeps then why can’t corporate America commit funds to do the same. Night Line has done one television episode after another where they pose as children and all these deviants come out of the wood work. These people are out there and they are on your children’s computer.

Why can we not make this a prerogative to keep our kids safe. Are they not our future or are they just luggage for people to carry around? Do we need to have a police force on the internet to find these idiots that are child molesters? How do we fix this problem and why has it not been nationally addressed?

What Presidential candidate is talking about this issue?

Every single parent in America wants to keep their children safe on line but the numbers are against us. In my house there is only access to the internet by my children when mom or dad are in the room. All of the other computers in the house do not have access to the internet for a reason and that is to keep them safe from the monsters that used to be under their beds. That makes mom and dad a jerk in our children’s eyes but I would rather that fact than the worst case scenario.

It would be nice to see for everyone what happens to sex offenders of children in prison in a statistics format. Break out the numbers. How many get knifed, how many get raped, how many get killed because of the crime they committed. You don’t see enough of that information associated with these kind of stories and your really should. Inmates have kids on the outside and they have their own laws to live by while incarcerated. I’m not saying that anyone accused and sentenced is guilty but the reality of life is that sex offenders against children do not live well while in the big house. Deterrence is the message that needs to be sent out loud and clear to the monsters that have no faces that engage our children on line. That is what the media should be saying loud and clear. Not just this story in the Worcester Telegram but in every story printed nation wide.

Having internet access with children in the house is much like having a gun in the house, if the logical rules of ownership of it are not followed then someone can be hurt or killed by it. Just a thought to think about.


Cross posted at Bring IT ON!

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