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Protecting Children From Internet Sexual Predators

Friday, 07 April 2006 12:00 AM

Headline: Congress recently heard the astonishing testimony of a teenager who, as a 13-year-old boy, was the alleged victim of online adult sex predators.

Headline: Police arrest a high-ranking Department of Homeland Security official on charges that he was allegedly involved in an Internet sex sting featuring an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Everyday, an unsuspecting child meets a sly adult sexual predator in an Internet chat room. What may happen next is every parent's nightmare.

It is a sad fact that many children are online with only limited, or even no, adult supervision. Suffice it to say that the blending of millions of children using the Internet with limited or no adult supervision can be a very dangerous, and in some cases a deadly, combination.

What makes this issue even more complex is that kids are not limited to online access just at home. In fact, a Federal Trade Commission report revealed that millions of children also have Internet access from schools and libraries.

It is common to describe the Internet as a "virtual world," but tragically, there are real criminals and genuine child predators lurking and prowling the World Wide Web, looking to discover and snare their next innocent child victim.

So, what can you really do to help make a child's visit online safer? Here are a few "safe surfing" suggestions from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office Web site:

For more information on these ideas, log on to www.maricopacountyattorney.org.

(Note: If you manufacture or distribute any Security, Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Defense or Crime Prevention related products, please send information on your product line for possible future reference in this column to: CrimePrevention123@yahoo.com.)

Copyright 2006 by Bruce Mandelblit

"Staying Safe" with Bruce Mandelblit is a regular column for the readers of NewsMax.com and NewsMax.com Magazine. Bruce welcomes your thoughts. His e-mail address is: CrimePrevention123@yahoo.com.

Bruce is a nationally known security journalist, as well as a recently retired, highly decorated reserve Law Enforcement Officer.

Bruce writes Staying Safe, a weekly syndicated column covering the topics of security, safety and crime prevention.

Bruce was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel – the state's highest honor – for his public service.

This column is provided for general information purposes only. Please check with your local law enforcement agency and legal professional for information specific to you and your jurisdiction.

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