View Full Version : A VERY Important Article For Anyone With Kids Who Access The Internet
03-23-2009, 04:20 PM
More Internet predators are challenging agents (AP)
Posted on Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:36AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. - Eric Szatkowski is a Wisconsin Justice Department (http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090323/ap_on_hi_te/cyber_predators) special agent, but on that Sunday afternoon he entered an online chat room as a 14-year-old boy.
Jan in CA
03-23-2009, 07:10 PM
OMG. I sent it to my stepdaughter..she has a 12 yr old now.
03-23-2009, 09:02 PM
It makes me sick to think about that. Those men know how to lure younger teenagers because some of them are naive.
I'm glad you shown us this Demonica. I can't even believe that there are not enough police to handle something like this. Even in my area, it might be small but it is still going on.
03-23-2009, 09:20 PM
03-23-2009, 11:11 PM
Thanks Demonica, will be passing this along to everyone I know. So sad these sickos are out there preying on our children.
03-23-2009, 11:23 PM
Yeah, it's incredibly scary to think there are so many of these sickos out there!
03-26-2009, 08:48 PM
i posted it on my parenting board. THAT (as well as the questionable content that comes up on internet searches when my kids are looking for things for school or their video games) is precisely why I don't even allow my kids on xbox live without an adult (as in me, their father, or their 21 year old half brother) sitting beside them. my 10 year old was giving me crap so i searched for quilting patterns for teenage boys and there were a LOT of porn sites that came up in the search so i showed him ONLY what came up in the search window (not the actual sites!). They're also ONLY allowed to talk to people online using my and my dh's AIM accounts (the only one they talk to is dh when he's working or their uncle that moved to seattle last fall...).
There's no such thing as too careful, and sadly this isn't new. 15 years ago my younger sister (about 8 at the time) was on AOL waiting for a friend from school to sign on when some guy IM'd her instantly asking to do sexual things to her. I jumped on (i was doign my homework beside her, i'm also 7 years older than she is) and acted like I was her father and then reported him.
03-26-2009, 08:55 PM
oh, and Kim Komando has some great information for how to protect your kids online from everything from social networking sites to things they can access with their cell phones http://www.komando.com/kids/parent-tips.aspx