June 19, 2012 by sirkissa
I was reading a story on a true crime site when I happened to notice a remark in the comments. A man said he wanted to make a web site of underage teens in porn/provocative pics (from FB, blogs, MySpace, etc.) and put them on the site so parents will know what their kids are doing. He said he would blur out the faces but post cities and names.
First of all, that’s not going to solve the problem. Downloading even one of those pics is a felony if the teens are underage. Posting it on a web site, blurred face or not, is a felony. When we report pedophiles, we NEVER copy a picture or video. We report what info we have and let LE take it from there. I told this person that but he was skeptical. He said it shouldn’t be a felony if you’re reporting it. Well it is, like it or not.
The better solution would be to monitor what your kids are doing online. Sticking them in their room with a pc and not supervising them is so dangerous, but many parents don’t know or don’t care. Your pc should be where it can be seen by family members, especially the parents/caregivers. Predators use web cams, social networking sites with fake profiles, chats and grooming to get to our kids, often without the child being aware of it. I’m not saying you need to hover and breathe down your kid’s neck while they’re online, just keep an eye on what they are doing and who they are chatting with, etc. It could mean their safety and their life!