The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Albuquerque Field Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Patrick T. On July 1, 2018, Begay's body was discovered by the side of Iyanbito Road in Iyanbito, New Mexico - approximately 100…
Raising children can suddenly make the world seem a frightening and dangerous place.
A fundamental issue that has to be addressed when talking about internet safety, is the fact that advances in computer and telecommunications technology not only offer the opportunity to access new sources of knowledge and widen their cultural experience, it also opens up the possibility of exposure to harmful material, exploitation, and even sexual predators, in some circumstances.
No parent would ever want their child to experience any of these traumatic and challenging scenario's, which is why it is critical for parents to understand the dangers and monitor their child's activity within reason, as well as spotting any behavioral changes in them that could indicate a problem.
Chances are your child is chatting with an app like Snapchat or Kick, or a social network like Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter as well as popular chat rooms and forums, are all mediums that are used by cyber bullies to attack their victims in a number of different hurtful ways.The acts can be rumor spreading, disclosure of personal information and can even involve the bully impersonating the victim.Cyber Bullying is the use of different technologies such as cell phones and any device connected to the internet, to send or post images or text that is designed to hurt or embarrass another person.These acts of aggression can even take place via video game systems which are connected to the internet, so you will need to be vigilant as a parent to spot any signs of this happening to your child.If your child becomes withdrawn or shows any of the signs that you can find a list of in guides like the one compiled by the FBI, you should be prepared to talk openly with them about your suspicions and make them aware of the dangers they are facing.If you do find evidence of inappropriate contact between an adult and your child or have any concerns at all, you should not hesitate to try and discuss the situation with your son or daughter and if necessary, contact your local law enforcement agency for further assistance.Cyber bullying can be carried out overtly or covertly.The removal of this face-to-face exchange which used to be a feature of a playground bully in the physical world seems to make some of the perpetrators act more boldly in the cyber world.A middle-aged man with bad intentions could easily create a profile that is very different to reality in order to befriend a child, so you should be prepared as a parent to ask who they are talking to if you are unsure in any way and also look out for noticeable changes in their behavior.Warning signs can include spending large amounts of time online, especially during evening hours and there may be some examples of pornography on your child's computer, which may have been introduced as a way of normalizing sex between adults and children.