Monday, August 21, 2006

Internet Safety Warning - For Girls Only?


Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced a new public service campaign Monday that will warn teenage girls against posting information on the
Internet that could put them at risk of attack by child predators.
Teen girls may be at higher risk, but the message needs to go out to both boys and girls since boys are victimized too.

The other educational message that needs to get out is education on what is and is not acceptable behavior. Children need to learn the signs of inappropriate contact to protect themselves and, just as importantly, they need to learn what actions are harmful or even illegal before they step over the line and harm.

Prevention that only focuses on victims and potential victims is half blind.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 7:58 PM   1 comments links to this post


At August 27, 2006 9:04 PM, Blogger Demara said...

That's totally true. I agree. I think every blogging location should have a link to "blogging rules" in general on the dashboard. That's why I've added a page like that to my blog.


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