Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Parents:

One of the attractions of the Internet is the anonymity of the user, and this is why it can be so dangerous. A child doesn't always know with whom he or she is interacting. Children may think they know, but unless it's a school friend or a relative, they really can't be sure. Often we think of pedophiles as having access to children out on the playground and other places, but because of the way the Internet works, children can actually be interacting on their home computers with adults who pretend to be children.
Child sexual exploitation occurs in every economic, social, ethnic, and religious group. With the explosion of the Internet into a powerful, worldwide medium, the danger to children, whether they are from New York or New Zealand, has drastically increased. Pedophiles and other sexual predators can use the Internet, with no precautions, to exchange names and addresses of other pedophiles and of potential child victims. Hidden behind screen names that are pseudonyms, they gather online and swap child pornography with amazing speed and in amounts beyond our wildest imagination, which excites them to molest even more.
Offline, pedophiles typically operate in isolation. Never before have pedophiles had the opportunity to communicate so freely and directly with each other as they do online. Their communication on the Internet provides validation, or virtual validation, for their behavior. They share their conquests, real and imagined. They discuss ways to contact and lure children online and exchange tips on seduction techniques. They are using the technology of the Internet to train and encourage each other to act out sexually with children. The Internet also serves as a tool for predators to exchange tips on the avoidance of law enforcement detection.
The most common means by which sexual predators contact children over the Internet is through chat rooms, instant messages and email. In fact, 89% of sexual solicitation were made in either chat rooms or instant messages and 1 in 5 youth (ages 10-17 years) has been sexually solicited online. Considering that 25% of kids online participate in real time chat and 13 million use instant messaging, the risks of such children, either knowingly or unknowingly, interacting with a predator is alarming.


**If you want to make sure your children are 100% safe, simply send your child's name, age, address, and desired screen name to (email address). This information will NOT be released. You child's information will be used to do a background check to make sure they are who they say. This way, pedophiles will have a harder time getting in and will not take the time to try, but instead go to a open-to-everyone chatroom. This method insures your child's safety. Once we clear you're child's background we will send you back a link to are "pedophile free" chatoom. We will then put your child's screen name on our records. If someone shows up and they do not appear on our records, are staff will immediately ban them from the chatroom. You will not find a safer chatroom anywhere. So be smart, be safe, and sign up today.**

Teens:

Don't you want a place where you can chat freely without perverts trying to find out where you live and stalking you? You may not think you are giving out information, but pedophile's are good at what they do and can find out where you live, your school, or even your phone number just from the slightest things you say. Still not convinced? Pedophiles aren't just people who right away say, "Hi, what's your age? What's your name? What state do you live in? What school do you go to?" Most don't just straight away ask you. They build up a friendship with you and they are willing to wait a long time to find out information about you.


**If you want to go to a "pedophile free" chatroom, then simply send your name, age, address, and desired screen name to (email here). Your information will NOT be released to anyone. Your information will be used to check your background and make sure you are who you say you are. This way, our chatroom will be 100% safe. After you send information, and we make sure you have a clean background, you will be sent a email back, with the link to the Pedophile Free chatroom.**

Chatroom Pedophile

Douglas Lindsell had always seemed the perfect family man, devoted to his two children. Workmates saw him as industrious and loyal, while his neighbours considered him respectable and friendly.
However, Lindsell was exposed on Thursday as the world's most prolific internet groomer. Police said that, posing as a teenager, the pensioner had preyed on more than 70 girls across the world in internet chatrooms.
Behind the net curtains of his suburban London house, Lindsell had encouraged girls as young as 13 to commit indecent acts. He obsessively compiled intimate notes about the children he had met online and plotted ways of meeting them. He told several he wanted to rape them.
The 64-year-old former postman engineered meetings with two girls, aged 13 and 14, and tried to entice one of them into his car. Even after he was caught and police confiscated his computer, he logged back on to the internet via digital television and carried on grooming girls.

He was finally stopped only after his daughter, Sarah, wrote an anonymous note to police tipping them off that Lindsell had arranged to meet another girl.
The case once again exposes the danger of pedophiles using internet chatrooms to groom vulnerable young girls.
Kingston Crown Court in south-west London was told on Thursday that Lindsell became interested in the internet after his retirement. His son, Timothy, gave him his old computer and Lindsell was drawn in by the excitement of chatrooms.
The court was told how Lindsell, from Twickenham, south-west London, groomed one 14-year-old in a Microsoft chatroom. He told her he was 15 and tried to win her sympathy by saying he had cancer.
She told him that she and friends went to motorway services in the English Midlands on Saturdays and played on arcade games. The girl told police Lindsell turned up but she hid. She told Lindsell to leave her alone but he bombarded her with text messages and telephoned her about 100 times. He told her he would find her and rape her.
Lindsell told a second girl, a 13-year-old, that he was 18. He phoned her 100 times but she tried to break off contact because she considered him "weird".
Lindsell was caught this northern spring after sending a photograph of himself naked to a 16-year-old girl in Manchester, north England. The girl's mother found the image and contacted police. Lindsell had put his address on the back of the photograph. Police arrived at his house and seized his computer. They say that in 18 months he contacted at least 54 girls in Britain and another 19 as far afield as New Zealand and Canada. He posed as a 13- to 17-year-old and sometimes sent the girls an old picture of his son, saying it was him.
He had drawn up 22 "sexual profiles" of his victims. He had home addresses and phone numbers of some and knew which schools others went to. He even used a book of text slang to make it easier for him to trick children.