Saturday, March 29, 2008

To Catch A Predator

When you talk to a stranger on-line, do you ever wonder who they really are?

Are they the person they claim to be, or are they someone with more devious intentions?

These are some important questions to consider, especially if you have any young children discovering the wonders of the World Wide Web.

Internet predators are an unfortunate reality, but there are several important things you can do to ensure the safety of your loved ones on-line.

A couple months ago I was pleased to become a member of the board of trustees for the Council On Child Abuse of Southern Ohio. This organization works tirelessly to put an end to Shaken Baby Syndrome, domestic violence, bullying and a variety of other dangers our children face each and every day.

COCA is hosting an exciting event exposing the threat internet predators pose on-line.

NBC Dateline reporter Chris Hansen of "To Catch A Predator" fame will reveal tactics used by internet predators and techniques to help keep your children safe while they surf the web.

The event is the evening of Thursday April 10th at the Marriott North in West Chester.

This is a great opportunity for teachers and parents to learn more about internet safety and predators lurking on the web. This is also an interesting forum for anyone who has ever been "sucked in" by Chris Hansen's special reports.

Please click here if you're interested in registering to attend, or feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions.

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