No sing up just for preverts chat
What they thought, and what they reported their friends thought, was pretty savvy.They understand the dangers, are well aware of the internet's advantages, and know how to stay safe.
The preferred pickup method for child molesters nowadays is the internet: chat, instant-messaging, and email. " and "your parents were in an accident, I'll drive you to the hospital" -- those are yesterday's news.Finally, I traded several emails with one girl who had chatted online extensively for years, and has met in person "at least 10 or so" other kids whom she first found on AOL -- including a meeting with some boys from another state. But, not only was her protocol for establishing trust detailed and thorough -- paranoid even -- but she readily explained to me her reasoning for each step along the way.She's a poster child for "education and empowerment." And I doubt she's unique: to know nowadays.All six witnesses said, using almost the same words, that there is no substitute for parental involvement.Three called for more money and training for law enforcement, to give existing laws teeth. Our local prosecutor suggested mandated inclusion of a CD with every new computer sale, which would explain how to keep children safe online.
The House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet held a hearing in my home town yesterday: "Chatting On-Line: A Dangerous Proposition for Children." Six witnesses came to Kalamazoo, Michigan and described the perils of on-line chat to Rep. Personally, I like the idea of us, though some disagree.