Shining a Bright Light on Social Media’s Shadows

Shining a Bright Light on Social Media’s Shadows

Sexual predators have come to rely on the cover and anonymity of social media to identify, groom, and ensnare victims.  It is easier for criminals to cover their tracks in the digital realm than the terrestrial realm.  In addition, social media platforms,...
Sexting Prevention 101 – Tips for Parents

Sexting Prevention 101 – Tips for Parents

Parents—Are Your Kids Sexting?   What is sexting?  Sexting, slang for “sexual texting,” is the sending or receiving of a sexually suggestive text, photo, or video via a device. Teens often participate in this kind of interaction to look...
What Parents and Youth Should Know About Sextortion

What Parents and Youth Should Know About Sextortion

Sextortion is an internet crime in which young girls and boys are being increasingly targeted. A young life can be turned upside down by an online predator who takes advantage of youth and vulnerability to terrorize and demand sexually explicit images. Sextortion...
How to Defend You and Your Children Against “Zoombombs”

How to Defend You and Your Children Against “Zoombombs”

While many of us and our children have gone back to work and school, a lot of people across the country are still dealing with blended online and in-person meetings, lectures, webinars and school lessons. The FBI continues to educate the public about the threat of...