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Monday, June 4, 2012

Predator Alert ~ For Parents and Grandparents

Calling all parents and grandparents raising tweens and teens.  Are you keeping track of where your children are on the Internet?  Are you up on the latest text and online chat abbreviations?  Listed below are some codes that you need to be aware of! 


Source: Ad Council and the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children


There are some creepy characters online who are there just for the purpose of luring our children and grandchildren in to their trap.  Everyday we hear some sad story about a teen who runs away with someone they met online.  And, it isn't just girls.  Boys are victims as well.  And, listen carefully - it is OKAY to take a peek at their computer screen from time-to-time to make sure they are safe.

Protect your kid's online life.  To get a full list of acronyms or report and incident, call 1-800-THE LOST or visit cybertipline.com .  Please pass this on.
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8 comments:

  1. be have discussed this several times with our grandchildren. Great post my friend. Hugs and wishes for a beautiful week ahead.

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    1. Katherine - Thanks for taking a minute to comment!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  2. Very true. I always monitored my kids' computer time and their social media pages. No identifying info, no suggestive photos or comments. No stranger "friends." I also checked their web history to see what they were looking at--no inappropriate sites. Emails, however, were private, unless I had reason to be concerned.

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    1. Galen - Good for you! Your ideas are right on! It is a dangerous world and we need to be vigilant!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  3. PS--I should have added that computer time (and TV) was very limited in our family when the kids were young, and they had no computers in their rooms. I did not allow my kids to even have social media pages until they were older.

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    1. Galen - That is wise. Our grandchildren are under pretty much the same type of rules. There are too many creepy people out there!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  4. I always feel guilty not to control what my daughter is doing on her laptop. She is 15, and spends a lot of her time online. I trust her, but I still feel guilty.

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    1. Nicky - Never feel guilty about trying to protect your children! You never know when they may have a weak moment!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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