The Internet brings a wide array of how children can be victimized. Abusers can instantly get what they want: child pornography, sexually explicit chats, and the opportunity to coerce a child into a meeting.
These abusers come right into your home and make contact with your children. The group most victimized by this behavior is girls between the ages of 12 and 14 years old. Due to severe harassment and the realization of what has been going on, some teenagers have committed suicide. Today, many children know more about computers than their parents do. While they are smart about some aspects of technology, they are frequently naïve about the real dangers they face online.
Awareness of what is going on in your child’s life is key when it comes to their protection. Keep an eye on their online world. After all, the crime is happening right inside the home (a place every child should be safe).
The article in the Hickory Record (click here to read) inspired this posting.