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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.

Undercover Parents Trap Online Predator Wooing Teen Daughter, Corner Him In Alley

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A father who discovered his 15-year-old daughter was being wooed on Facebook by a man twice her age took matters into his own hands....

How I Spy On My Kids Online

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

I've seen kids spend all day gaming, texting, posting photos of their shoes to Instagram and then commenting online how cool they are -- all the while sitting three feet from each other. At some level, it's harmless fun -- just the new toy that this generation plays with. Except for when it's not.

How To Protect Your Kids From Facebook Sex Offenders

Posted 01.25.2013 | Parents

By: Leslie Meredith Published: 01/24/2013 05:51 PM EST on TechNewsDaily Can sex offenders be barred from Facebook? The jury is still out. A fed...

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.

Dad Stops Man Who Flew To Sleep With HIs Disabled Teenaged Daughter

Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime

A 33-year-old man allegedly flew across the country to have a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl who is physically disabled. Police in Flo...

Facebook's Hunt For Child Predators Meets Uneven Success

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology

By Joseph Menn San FRANCISCO (Reuters) - On March 9 of this year, a piece of Facebook software spotted something suspicious. ...

Suspect On Underage Sex: 'It's A Fantasy World'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.20.2012 | Crime

A Florida man accused of trying to lure a 15-year-old girl into having sex told a court on Tuesday that he was simply roleplaying. Charles Berkman,...

Online Predator Sentenced For Bullying Girl Into Porn

Posted 02.06.2012 | Crime

A convicted Danish sex predator who emotionally tortured an 11-year-old Missouri girl and released naked videos of her on the Internet will probably s...

5 Crucial Lessons To Keep Kids Safe Online

Steve DeWarns | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Steve DeWarns

To help lower the risk, children should only communicate with people they know from the non-online. Predators can pretend to be someone they are not, (like another child) and may show up in places where children like to play online.

ReThink Review: Trust -- Parenting and Adolescence Online

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.01.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

David Schwimmer's film Trust is one of the most honest, impressive films about adolescence and parenting in the Internet age that I've seen.

Trust, but Verify

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

The new movie Trust is not easy to watch, particularly if, like me, you have a hyper-texting teenage daughter.

MySpace Removes Profile Of Chelsea King's Accused Killer

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

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"Sexting": The Latest Challenge in Parenting?

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anushay Hossain

What's really scary about this kind of technology use is that it creates excellent breeding grounds for child predators, such pedophiles and sex offenders, to prey on kids.