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What parents need to know about grooming in the technology age

Am I the only one that remembers a time before the internet? A time when a child was just that. A child. You know… innocent, safe, not a target? Before the internet, the average sexual predator could only attempt to make contact with teenagers or children through regular mail, telephone or in person.   To the advantage of parents around the globe, 3 things made these methods extra challenging for predators:   First is, back then most families made use of one home phone, and as such, the predator may not get the chance to speak to the child directly;   Second is the lack of privacy of written mail. Because a parent would most likely go through mail that […]

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What parents need to know about grooming in the technology age

Am I the only one that remembers a time before the internet? A time when a child was just that. […]