October 30, 2023

Scary Monsters may be lurking...

Beware of online monsters who may be lurking on social media, messaging apps or gaming platforms to groom, exploit, terrorize or harm your children! 

We all want the assurance that our children are safe on their smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles or other mobile devices. However, the reality is that online predators are becoming increasingly bolder in their attempts to lure children into sexually explicit conversations and in-person meetings. Let Enough Is Enough® help you protect your children from these monsters!

Key risks include:

  • "Sextortion"- convincing a child or adolescent to send explicit or nude pictures or videos via cell phones, computers, social media or any digital device
  • Grooming - a predator befriends and gains the trust of a child in order to take advantage of the child for sexual purposes
  • Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) - any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (a person less than 18 years old)
  • Sex Trafficking - using force, fraud or coercion to compel a person to engage in commercial sex (note: it is not necessary to demonstrate force, fraud, or coercion in sex trafficking cases involving children under the age of 18.)
  • Cyberbullying - willful and repeated harm, harassing, humiliating, or threatening text or images

"I don't believe that children have the available resources, the knowledge, the wisdom to be able to prevent a predator from approaching them." 

--John Doe, convicted internet predator

Being educated and equipped with internet safety rules and tools ("Rules 'N Tools") can help to better ensure your child doesn't have an online encounter with an online predator.

Be sure to check out Enough Is Enough®'s InternetSafety101.org for further information, and don't forget to access our free, downloadable Quick Guides for Parents and Educators which also includes helpful conversation starters.

This Halloween and all year long, Enough Is Enough® will help you repel these scary monsters with knowledge and information that will empower you and your child to have a safer experience in the digital world.

Stay safe out there this Halloween!