Electronic Gifts and Safety Tips
Prince George, B.C. – A new tablet, a lap top, perhaps a smart phone, all items that may be on a Christmas wish list for the young ones this year. But parents should remember, giving the gift of internet connectivity also opens the door to online safety concerns and exposure to predators.Just last month, a 31 year old Prince George man was sentenced to a year in jail and two years probation for luring a child following an investigation that started in January of 2015. That case saw a member the BC Integrated Child Exploitation unit (BC ICE) pose as a 12 year old girl start communicating online with an adult male.. Although the investigator emphasized on several occasions that they were a child, the suspect engaged dialogue and over a short period of time, proceeded to send sexually explicit images to the child (investigator) and graphic descriptions of sexual acts that he wanted to engage in with the child. The suspect was arrested in late March, and on November 22nd, 31 year old Nolan Liedke was sentenced.
The RCMP advise that parents have the safety discussion with their teens starting with being open about online behaviour. The mounties suggest computers be located in a busy family areas, such as the kitchen, and work with teens so they know how to behave safely online.
On the RCMP website there are a number of tips for internet safety. Here are a few of the tips offered by the RCMP:
- Monitor your teen’s online activities on a regular basis.
- Encourage teens to take breaks from devices once in a while
- Establish a family recharging station and keep devices out of bedrooms at night
- Some mobile apps may not be suitable for teens, and some Apps also have the potential to be used by adult offenders to take advantage of young people
Let your teens know that what they post or say on the net can have serious long term effects and consequences, online harassment is an offence that could result in criminal charges.
The ‘Tips’ supplied above describe how to micro-manage your teen. Micro-management turns away initiative and trust.
All you will be doing is teaching the teen how to cover up what is natural.
“a 31 year old Prince George man”
Where is the creeps name?? One way to deter these slime balls is to splash their name all over every chance we get when they are convicted. But we all know this will never happen as long as there are bleeding hearts out there.
Sorry, somehow I missed the name, good job opinion250 for putting the mane in the article.
What would we do without these safety tips? How would we cope? lol
some people who read these articles, read what they want to see or hear..
read the article again. 31 year old Nolan Liedke was sentenced..
…..and some read the comments and do the exact same thing, haha! ;-)
Starbright, if you are referring to my comment perhaps you should read the comments again as I commented that I somehow missed the name and apologized. I hope 31 year old Nolan Liedke enjoys his time in con college.
We could also use a few blocks on the fake news sites that so many would be adults think are true .
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