A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) was successful in removing a rape video game, among others, from the company Steam’s supply, the latter being a major video game distributor. This game, accessible to teens and others, features rape and murder of women. As psychologists have constantly stated explicit porn has a devastating effect on our youth and protesting opposition as in this case, removed this video, but 2,000 similar remain. Steam doesn’t seem to care about current content of their videos. NCOSE is located in Washington, D.C., and formerly was know as Morality in Media of NY. They can be contact for further information.

A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety
While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. There are individuals who attempt to sexually exploit children through the use of on-line services and the Internet. Some of these individuals gradually seduce their targets through the use of attention, affection, kindness, and even gifts. These individuals are often willing to devote considerable amounts of time, money, and energy in this process. They listen to and empathize with the problems of children. They will be aware of the latest music, hobbies, and interests of children. These individuals attempt to gradually lower children’s inhibitions by slowly introducing sexual context and content into their conversations.

More Helpful Aids for Parents/Guardians

  • Call or write the networks or advertisers
  • Be an active ‘media filter’ for your child
  • Install and use parental controls on devices