Parents Learn About Online Predators Through Child Advocacy Center Presentation
NORFOLK-An early April snowstorm didn't stop a group of Northeast Nebraska parents learning of the dangers facing their children in today technological world.
The Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center held the presentation "The Internet-A Molesters Paradise" in front of 30 plus parents at the Divots Event Center in Norfolk Thursday evening.
The presentation talked about ways kids are being sexually abused and bullied through online gaming sites, text messaging, and social media.
Retired Police Officer Jim Holler is apart of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and put together the presentation.
He says one way parents can do their part to stop this from happening is by monitoring their child's activity on the internet, and setting a cell phone bedtime.
Holler: "Whatever time you decide, let say its 9 o'clock, cell phone stays on the dining room table and the child goes to bed without it. Cause what is happening now is children will go into their bedrooms and will spend hours on their cell phones. The thing is that is your opportunity as a parent to check the phone and see who is communicating with my child."
The Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center says their office sees anywhere between 300 to 350 kids a year, with a majority of the cases being sexual abuse related.