The internet has grown in popularity in leaps and bounds and we live in a world where even a two year old knows how to access the internet, to use Youtube, play games and do various things that even we as adults learnt just recently. Many young parents are very busy because of their full time jobs and balancing parenthood has become challenging causing them to use these devices as a way of getting their children to eat, to drink and to everyday things which can caused babies and toddlers to refuse to do these things if there is no computer or tablet in front of them. As a result, internet addiction is becoming a thing even among very young children and the very fearful fact is that pedophiles are using the internet to target these young children. These pedophiles know which websites to go to and which games to log in to so even though parents think their children are safe because they are only on children’s games and websites, they are not. Many of these pedophiles have a strategy to groom these children and they will usually pretend to be children themselves to gain your children’s trust and will ask for details like their school, their age and such which makes it a lot easier for them to target these young children.
Things to do if you suspect their your child has been targeted
It is vital that you keep your child away from the internet and that, if your child does use the internet, you are always present, by her side to watch what she is doing. If you suspect that your child is a victim of sexual harassment on online harassment, it is vital that you immediately contact the police and that you hire a criminal law firm Frankston that can take on your case for you. There are organizations that are dedicated to fighting online harassment and some that specialize in child harassment online. These organizations have their own criminal lawyers to fight the case as well. Usually, if you suspect that this is happening, these organizations will take over and will try to “trap” the abuser by pretending to be a child as well and letting him go on until he asks the young child to come and meet him somewhere which is where he gets caught and then has a case filed against him and is eventually thrown in to prison. By acting on your instinct, you could be helping to save another child somewhere who may have become his victim.