Posts Tagged ‘filtered Internet’
Now this hits too close to home!! 31 people were arrested in Ontario on a huge child porn crackdown. This is nothing less than disgusting. Although parents are sometimes also the victims by realizing their children were abused, its unreal how many stories are popping up where parents were actually aware of the abuse, and did nothing!! In the recent arrests in Ontario a 4 year old boy was rescued from sexual abuse which was posted online, by his own Father! It’s gut wrenching to read these stories in the news, but when I read about 31 arrests in Ontario, it just shows that there are many more of these sick people out there than we actually think.
At PurePages, we have initiated seminars and parent nights at schools to help parents learn about protecting their children online and keeping them safe. We strongly feel that it starts with families keeping porn, child porn and offensive sites out of their homes. Children under no circumstances should be able to easily come across this material in their own home.
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.