Monday, March 13, 2006

Protecting Your Child - Say No to Children's Pictures on the Web

Let me just repost an old post of mine.

According to the "National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children," more than 20,000 images of child pornography are posted on the Internet every week.

Demand for pornographic images of babies and toddlers on the Internet is soaring. More babies and toddlers are appearing on the net and the abuse is getting worse. It is more torturous and sadistic than it was before. The typical age of children is between six and 12, but the profile is getting younger.-- Prof. Max Taylor, Combating Paedophile Information Networks in Europe

The U.S. Customs Service estimates that there are more than 100,000 Web sites offering child pornography - which is illegal worldwide. -Red Herring Magazine, 1/18/02

I don't consider myself paranoid, but I don't post my children's pictures on the internet and you shouldn't either.

We all have cute children and are proud of them. But parents, please use some common sense and consider what could happen. Keep your child safe and out of the arms of child predators.

Please take a moment to visit these websites.

Say no to children's pictures on the web

Stop child molestation- one woman's personal story

If you must show off those photos, please consider placing them in a protected area on your website.

Rose DesRochers


jayne d'Arcy said...

Something else to consider is that childrens photos also get "harvested" by child pornographers. They may just show your child's photo with no changes, or they will manipulate the photo with graphics programs.

I have to agree - keep your childrens photos private if they're online.

Rose DesRochers said...

Thank you for dropping in Jayne.

Anonymous said...

I agree too children's pictures should be kept off the internet, because there's so many sick people out there that would try to prey on them.


pearlz said...

Yes, had a good think about what you said and will go and remove pictures to protected areas of my site. Thanks Rose for pointing this out.

I think people who post them innocently like to think the world is a great place, and to see our children is to not forget they exist, but you all raise some good points here and I will point other people to this post as well.

Ken DesRochers said...

You left a comment on my site. I am Ken DesRochers. Was there an Oscar DesRochers in your family he was my grandfather and from your area. He would have been about 100 by now he passed on a while ago. I know it is a popular name in CA but not in NJ.