The proliferation of child predators using the Internet to target young victims has become a national crisis. A study shows one in seven children will be solicited for sex online in the next year.
The Texas Attorney General is urging all parents and teachers to realize the risks our children face online, and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety.
Internet Chase Video
So why are some teens so trusting of people they meet online? For many students there is a sense that what happens online can’t hurt them. Unfortunately, we are finding that many teens are posting personal information in chat rooms and on social networking sites making them easy prey for child predators. In this video, provided from the I-Safe curriculum, you can see how what happens when one student finds out the hard way that you can’t trust what people tell you online. Click the image to watch the video.
If for any reason you fear any one, or have any doubts about your safety, contact Law Enforcement immediately.
Texas Attorney General’s office 1 (800) 252-8011
Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®