16 year old girl kidnapped by online predator using MXit. Avoid your child being next victim…
Dear Parent and Teacher
In October 2006, a sexual predator lured a schoolgirl using a cell phone-based messaging service. The suspect, a 33-year-old man abducted and held the 16-year-old girl captive for five days, after he developed a cyber relationship with her through MXit, the popular mobile chat service used by over 2.3 million people, mostly teenagers and 20somethings in South Africa.
This is but one example of an actual event that took place as a result of the current online and mobile technology that exists. More and more children are becoming the victims of mastermind criminals that study, observe, stalk and finally kidnap children. Childrenâ€™s innocence is at stake, and it is up to you the parent, teachers and guardians to safeguard children from these evildoers.
The best way to protect your children is empowering yourselves with the knowledge and understanding of these types of technology, that children have access to. With some understanding of this technology, you learn how to set boundaries for children that will affectively protect them from cyber criminals.
Ramon Thomas, a recognised expert on online behaviour is giving public talks from Joburg, to Cape Town, Durban to Port Elizabeth during. This is an exclusive opportunity for parents and teachers to gain a better understanding of these incredible new technologies,
The following topics will be covered in the awareness talks:
- Overview of Chat Rooms
- Criminal cases involving children
- Addiction and children
- Abuse among children
- Setting boundaries
- Sexual Predators online
- Information for parents
The talks is approximately 40 minutes with 20 minutes for Questions & Answers. If a projector is available a presentation will be used to guide the audience through the talk. Take action today, book Ramon Thomas for a public talk at your organisation.
This investment that could change the quality of your life and give you peace of mind when your child is having real, genuine fun, chatting with friends on the Internet or their cell phones.