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.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
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