Editorial: Online Predators, a recap - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Editorial: Online Predators, a recap

Hopefully, you saw this week’s series by Seven on Your Side’s Mike McDaniel on both the danger and the resources concerning sex predators on the Internet. 

 

It is sick and tragic when these people prey on our vulnerable youth. You can go to our Web site at wdam.com for additional information on this subject. However, the most important thing in combating this ever growing threat is parental oversight, awareness, and control. 

 

Learn the lingo and install safeguards on your home computer system. Our kids are vulnerable and it’s our job to protect them. Educate yourself and keep a close watch over just who your children are communicating with on the internet. Take advantage of all the resources at your disposal for sure, but remember there is no substitute for parents being very involved with their kid’s activities on the computer. You do everything you can to protect them in every other way…and this is a fairly recent assault on your home and family. 

 

Be just as diligent as you would with any other threat. 

 

I’m Jim Cameron and that’s today’s Viewpoint.  Let us hear from you.

 

Contact Jim Cameron at jcameron@wdam.com

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