ROANOKE, Va. – Online predators are everywhere, and they’re after our kids. There are 500,000 online predators active each day, according to the Child Crime Prevention and Safety Center.
“We want people to take it serious. We want them to know that predators are out there. They are looking for these kids,” said Vicki Johnson, who’s seen what happens when a cyber predator strikes. Her daughter was brutally raped after being taken from a Virginia neighborhood.
Here’s a look at common cyber trends:
We are working for you on ways to keep our kids and our families safe. There are education strategies, apps to monitor what your kids are saying and doing online and much more.
The way children are learning about being safe online is also changing drastically, thanks to a local organization.
Jenna Zibton is working for you, giving you solutions to a problem that’s not going away anytime soon. Watch WSLS 10 News Thursday, Feb. 9 starting at 6 p.m.