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Is Your Child Safe on the Internet?

Tuesday, 28 May 2002 12:00 AM

The headlines are just horrific: "Girl Murdered by Man She Met Online" and "Boy Molested by Internet Sexual Predator."

Today the World Wide Web may also be the Web of Wickedness for your child.

Lurking on the Internet are people just waiting to do appalling things – especially to our country's most valuable asset, our children.

Here are some superb ideas, suggested by the FBI, to help protect your child from these despicable computer sex offenders.

1. The possible warning signs that your child might be at risk online:

The above is a brief review of online child safety. For more details, please go to www.fbi.gov.

A final thought: Internet technology is a potent sword that cuts two ways. For most, it is a remarkable portal for extraordinary learning and for doing outstanding good; but unfortunately, for a depraved few, it's just a potent new weapon to help lure children into their terrible trap.

Please talk to your children, educate them about the dangers of the Web, and carefully monitor and control their online activities.

Copyright 2002 by Bruce Mandelblit

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"Staying Safe" with Bruce Mandelblit is a regular column for the readers of NewsMax.com and NewsMax.com magazine.

Bruce welcomes your security, safety and crime prevention questions. He will answer questions of general interest in his column. Bruce's e-mail address is

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

Bruce was recently commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel – the state's highest honor – by Gov. Paul E. Patton, 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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