Posts Tagged ‘child predators’
In the last week we hosted another Internet Safety Night at the Brampton Christian School. It went very well. The Constable that was working with us, showed a video from Dateline, that was shocking. The Dateline crew, tricked people into coming to a house looking for date with an underage child. They advertised online for about a week, and have over 20 men come in hopes for this date. The way these men were dressed and the way they acted was unbelievable. If anyone wants an easy way to search for these, go to You Tube and search for “dateline to catch a predator” – there are several videos to watch.
The presentation went well. Lots of teachers attended the presentation and all of them said that they learnt something new. Which is the purpose of these Internet Safety Nights, to create awareness and learn something.
I hope that some of you will watch the Dateline videos and leave me your thoughts.
Have a great week!
Definitely a mind boggling number, and unfortunately fact. MySpace revealed today that it found 90,000 sex offenders registered on their site, a whopping 40,000 more than they had predicted to find on their site. If this isn’t proof that child predators are using social networking sites to find their victims, I don’t know what is!!
Here are a few simple tips to protect your children from these predators:
- Be Involved – Work on activities with your child online, whether it be games, topic research, or creating a family newsletter. This will allow you to supervise you’re child’s activities when they’re on line and also teach good computer habits
- Your child should know their boundaries with what they are or are not allowed to do when on the computer. These rules of course should be age and maturity appropriate. Boundaries can also include how long they can be on the computer and/or the sites they can visit.
- Children should also know about the dangers on the Internet. The goal here is not to scare them, but to make them more aware.
- Filter your Internet – Yes, it is a service PurePages provides; However I don’t say it out of advertising, but out of security and safety for you
I don’t even want to begin to think about how many sex offenders Facebook would have considering the MySpace release today.