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Sexual Predators

2 Ways to be a positive change-maker: Reconciling conversations and peace-making

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

Beyond the post-election protests and celebrations lies a vital question. How do we move beyond the demonizing of one another that is a path to our m...

The Election's Tipping Point

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In the most important speech of the 2016 political campaign, Michelle Obama not only called out Donald Trump as a sexual predator, she also enabled millions of American women to talk about their personal histories of sexual abuse.

The Secret Language Of Emojis And Your Children

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 08.16.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

Some emojis can be used to send harmful or threatening messages. For example, a simle picture, or an emoji, of a frog may mean that the person receiving the emoji is "ugly". An emoji of scissors might send the message that "I am going to cut you." An emoji of a man running followed by a bowling ball may mean "I am going to hit you."

I Went Through My Daughter's Phone, And It May Have Saved Her Life

Quora | Posted 08.01.2016 | Parents

I expect some judgement, but guess what? I am perfectly fine with that! My daughter still doesn't understand what happened, and for that good fortune I will trade any judgement that comes my way.

Child Rape Survivors Flood Brooklyn Bridge

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.07.2016 | New York
Courtney M. Soliday

Hundreds of survivors of childhood sex abuse and their families and friends were joined by advocacy organizations from New York, New Jersey and Pennsy...

Everything I needed to know about the Bible I learned from a sexual predator

Beth Kissileff | Posted 03.22.2016 | Religion
Beth Kissileff

A friend confided in me that her children's kindergarten teacher had come to their house to babysit recently. "My kids thought a celebrity was coming...

Why I'm Going to Talk to My 4-Year-Old About Sex

Michelle Zunter | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

It might feel awkward and unnecessary to talk to a toddler or child about their bodies and sex, but they need to be aware that it's not okay for anyone to talk to them or touch them in an inappropriate way.

10 Signs You're Dating an Emotionally Unavailable Man (or Woman)

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Have you ever met someone who "romantically" knocked you off your feet -- as in "Hi Mom and Dad... you're not going to believe this, but I just met the man of my dreams!"

Whose Responsibility Are Sexual Predators on College Campuses?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.11.2015 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Colleges cannot control their student body outside learning hours and drinking on campus is not going away any time soon. So placing the responsibility to prevent sexual assault on the students themselves is an effective solution.

An Open Letter to John Grisham About Child Pornography

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Children as young as 3 and 4 are often shown as sex objects in child porn and even those who are older do not often have the "choice" or the capability to make a "choice" to be involved. This is a clear and simple form of predation.

Charles Martin Scores Big With A Life Intercepted

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Charles Martin. Mark that name down in your head as it is one you are going to hear more and more about in the literary world. Martin is the author of ten novels including his latest A Life Intercepted and with each book his talent is more pronounced.

Hey Yale, Can You Tell Me What's Going On?

Elaine Williams | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Elaine Williams

Moving forward, when a sexual assault is reported on a college campus, it is investigated thoroughly and quickly, with an outside party overseeing the procedure. The outside party could be local law enforcement or a federal agency.

The Real Heroes -- Standing Up to Sexual Predators

Avital Zeisler | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Avital Zeisler

By taking action, Michael M. and John Kirby were able to provide investigators with information. As difficult as this must have been for them, they acted not to save themselves but to help prevent other boys from being exploited by a sexual predator.

Facebook's 'Nearby Friends' May Be Trouble

Russ Warner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Despite good intentions, Nearby Friends presents challenges for those concerned about cyberbullying, stalking and privacy. Because most teens are not very cautious when adding "friends" on Facebook, this new service could be more of a disservice.

Would You Post Your Deepest Secrets Online?

Lindsey Saletta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Lindsey Saletta

If you had a deep, dark, potentially life-damaging secret, would you post it on a public website for strangers to comment on? No? Well, what if it was anonymous? Still no?

Campbell Brown's Ridiculous Attack on Teacher Unions

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Education
Dave Johnson

Today's ridiculous attack on teacher unions is one that accuses them of supporting sexual predators in schools. Let's see if we can figure out what's behind it.

Who Will Speak for Child Rape Victims?

Jon Leiberman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime
Jon Leiberman

That said, I continue to maintain we don't do enough for victims of child sex abuse. We don't do enough to the monsters who prey on young children. We give too many second (and third) chances and then we wonder what went wrong.

Beware of Legal Threats Social Networks Pose

Russ Warner | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime
Russ Warner

Be cautious and smart when using social networking sites. The feeling of anonymity that comes from no face-to-face interaction is an illusion. All information and photos, once posted publicly, is free to access and use and stays in server farms for years to come.

Your Child: A Sheep Among the Wolves

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 10.14.2013 | Crime
Jason P. Stadtlander

I'm not talking about drugs, porn, sex or anything of the sort -- this can all be discussed and handled. The greatest dangers lurk in the idle activities children engage in while reaching out to peers stemming from the need to connect.

Online Sexual Predators Beware: There's a New 'Bot' in Town

Russ Warner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime
Russ Warner

With natural language processing and memory of past conversations, Negobot uses slang, misspellings, and pop-culture knowledge to sound like a stereotypical teenage girl.

10 Ways to Prevent an Abduction

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.13.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The old-school training a lot of us received early on was, "Don't talk to strangers" -- as if strangers were the dangerous ones.

Catfish: Why Parents Need To Discuss It With Their Teens

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
Sue Scheff

We have heard the horror stories of cyberbullying over the past several years, and they never get easier to hear. Catfishing is an extended branch of online harassment that takes cruelty to a new level.

Gruesome Details Of Infamous Serial Killer Revealed

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime
Peter Worthington

He liked having secret power over life and death. No doubt about that. Still, he was mildly puzzled why he did it. From the moment he first picked up Terri Lynn that morning, he knew he was going to kill her. It added excitement to sex. And he knew he would kill again. The last in a three part series from Predator: The Life and Crimes of Serial Killer Clifford Olson.

A Serial Killer Lures His prey

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime
Peter Worthington

At first Terri Lynn didn't notice the car that pulled up beside her. The man driving was smiling-- a nice smile. He had dark, wavy hair and eyes that danced. He was wearing neat, sporty clothes and the car was clean. "Where are you headed?" he asked out the passenger window. Part 2 of Predator: The Life and Crimes of Serial Killer Clifford Olson continues.

Introduction To A Serial Killer

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime
Peter Worthington

Details of the murders of Canada's most notorious serial killer, Clifford Olson, have never been made public -- until now. In the first of a three-part series from the newly published Predator: The Life and Crimes of Serial Killer Clifford Olson, award-winning Canadian journalist Peter Worthington describes how he got to know Olson, and the peculiar relationship that unfolded.