Please know that I don’t write these posts to be overly malicious. I’m not an old fuddy duddy… I’m not asking to ignore technology or smash your computer and run to a bunker or live in fear of a “Cybernet.” I post these to remind parents that these guys ARE out there, the threat IS real… and I hope to encourage you to do your OWN research.
When a study comes out and is incorrectly portrayed as “debunking” [what I call mythological] myths, and everyone jumps on the bandwagon and tries to make you think there is nothing wrong with MySpace – just be aware of real stories that do happen to real people. Therefore, unless you are not a real person, then these things can happen to you… No one is infallible.
ABC4 and The Salt Lake Tribune both reported on a story from West Valley City and Taylorsville, Utah, where Aaron Clow, 21, was arrested for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Here’s the kicker, the girl confessed recently – she is now 16! That means she met him and was having sex with him for three years!
Clow (doesn’t he look nice) is suspected of contacting underage girls via MySpace.com, befriending their families, and then raping the girls. Three cases are under investigation.
First of all – what kind of a loser is this guy that he couldn’t get girls his own age? He’s college aged for Pete’s sake! Why couldn’t he try the sorority houses first? A 13 year old?!?! C’mon!
Past that – what were these families thinking and doing? And why were they not monitoring their child’s social network interaction? Friend or not of the family – why weren’t they monitoring? It’s ignorance and stupidity and there is no excuse.
Knowledge is power. Attain knowledge with PC Pandora version 5.0. Keep your family safe by knowing everything that happens on your PC. Monitor all activity and know if a sexual predator is targeting your kids! There is no reason to ignore this issue. To do so is irresponsible.
Be smart and fight the 21st century fight. Monitor your child’s Internet and computer activity.