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One of the most popular apps right now, with adults and youth, is Snapchat. Unfortunately, it is also frequently misused and abused by those who would want to exploit children. Check out this latest story of a 36-year-old man who posed as a 14-year-old teenager to lure a young girl to his home...
Read the article here.
At Safe Mode, Inc., we applaud the efforts of other organizations to educate and protect our children, and community, against the dangers of predators. A recent movie, I Am Little Red, is designed for young kids to guard them against the dangers of the "wolves" who may try to lead them off the path... to human trafficking.
Check out the trailer here!
At Safe Mode, Inc., we work to keep parents, and the community, informed about what apps and programs are in the marketplace which may be damaging to their children. The latest -- Strip Chat -- is a video platform where anyone (so long as they click a button "saying" they are over 18) can host video chats of themselves engaging in sexual activity. The company has an entire category dedicated to "Teens" and advertises they have "Teen Live Sex Cams."
We do not suggest you google the website, as even a preliminary search will reveal sexually explicit content, but be aware of its existence!
It's always encouraging to hear about a success story about police combating the exploitation of children... check out this article featuring local law enforcement's successful efforts to get some of these predators off the street!
During Safe Mode presentations, we often get asked... "what does a child predator look like?" Our answer is always the same -- any human of any age, race, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status -- there is no "set" profile.
This news article demonstrates just that.
At Safe Mode, Inc., we focus on protecting children from online predators. However... there are also fundamental changes that occur within a child's developing brain from overuse of technology.
Check out this article featured in Psychology Today for more information!
Check out this recent article about how kids feel about their parent's smartphone addiction. Are we as parents setting a good example?