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Safety Tips for Parents and Children
Children are being sexually exploited, kidnapped, molested and solicited by individuals using online services. One reason is the anonymous nature of the Internet. Another reason is the large number of people using the Internet. Preferential Child Molesters contact children on the Internet through E-mail messages, electronic bulletin boards (BBS) and public chat rooms.
These predators of children will make telephone contact with victims by having children call them collect so the preferential child molester’s telephone number will not show up on their parent’s telephone bill. Preferential Child Molesters will purchase a prepaid telephone card and give children a toll free access number enabling children to call from anywhere they choose. Preferential Child Molesters will offer children money for their photographs and/or pose as professional photographers to obtain nude, graphic or sexually explicit photographs of children. Preferential Child Molesters commonly attempt to lower the inhibitions of children through deception in an attempt to lead children into sexual conversations or sex acts.
There are a number of ways parents can protect their children from becoming victims of these predators on the Internet. The following are some examples: