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Protecting Our Children

July 10th, 2007 · 4 Comments

This is a serious post about a serious issue — the safety of our children. In the interest of protecting our children, there are a couple of sites I would like to make you aware of.

  1. Parents Against Predators Act. This act requires sexual predators to disclose their screen names and prohibits them from lying about their age online. (My blogging friend, Mihaela Lica, first made me aware of this site. Mihaela is also one of the founders of Blogger Power, a site dedicated to protecting children online.)
  2. Internet Safety For Our Children’s Sake. The professional educator has championed Internet safety for the past two years. The site is full of valuable information about the dangers to our children of cyber bullying and social networking as well as pornography and predators.
  3. Imaginif. This site describes itself as “the largest child protection conversation in the world.” I don’t know if this is true, or not. What I do know is that the site is full of resources that deal with the problem of child abuse and trauma. (I found this site through Angel Mama’s All Women Blogging Carnival.)

If you’re a parent, I urge you to check these sites out. Educate yourself about the issues. Make appropriate responses to the issues. Why? Because child safety doesn’t just happen, we make it happen.

Contents (c) Copyright 2007, Laura Spencer. All rights reserved.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Megan Bayliss // Jul 10, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    Hello Laura
    thank you so much for including Imaginif on your list of child protection sites. You know, it is together that we will keep our kids safe – by doing what you have just done you have spread the safety network and added a voice that says you will not tolerate child abuse.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • 2 Laura // Jul 11, 2007 at 1:41 am

    Thanks for coming by Megan! As a mother I definitely want to see all kids safe, not just mine. I was happy to include your site on the list.

  • 3 mommyzabs // Jul 16, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    What a great post. I’m for sure going to check out that first link, I had never heard of that! Great information!

  • 4 Laura // Jul 16, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Hi mommyzabs! I didn’t actually know about the first site either. Another blogger told me about it.

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