Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Online danger to teens
The Daily Mail has a very sobering article about an investigator who posed as a 14-year-old girl, established a profile on an Internet social networking site, and then monitored the traffic she received. As you can imagine, it wasn't savory . . .
What gets me is the sheer gall of some of the men concerned, coming right out with their intentions and not hiding them even for a moment. I mean - surely they're aware that police are monitoring such online rendezvouses, and posing as potential victims, in order to entrap pedophiles? But that didn't seem to deter some of these . . . well, I hesitate to call them 'people', because I'm not convinced guys like that are fully human! - it didn't seem to deter them at all.
If you have teenage kids, or work with them, you need to be aware of this sort of thing. I highly recommend reading the whole article, and giving it the thought it deserves.