How Family And Staff Can Work Together To Prevent Online Dangers To Children
Commentary and Checklist
A Georgia weather reporter was indicted on four counts of child sexual abuse after he solicited nude photos from three under-aged girls through an online service.
According to law enforcement, the former local television weather reporter used the Internet "to seduce, solicit, lure and entice" his first victim, getting her to send him nude photos of herself and perform a sex act for him. He also sent the girl a photo of his genitals.
He is accused of requesting nude photos from two other under-aged girls. Sandy Hodson "Former TV weatherman indicted on child sexual abuse charges," chronicle.augusta.com (Jan. 5, 2017).
- The child spends a lot of time online, especially at night
- The child frequently visits chat rooms
- There is pornography on your child's computer
- The child receives phone calls from someone you don't know, or makes calls to a number you don't recognize
- The child receives letters or packages from someone you don't know
- The child quickly turns the computer off or changes screens when an adult enters the room
- The child becomes withdrawn from the family
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