With this high-speed technology, it’s the best of times for the gluttonous and worst of times for criminals. Sex offenders no longer fade into the dark unseen; a little red dot now hovers over their homes.
When my mother was a kid, Lester the Molester roamed the streets with one hand in his pocket, the other clutching his sex-offender-issued trench coat shut. Mom and her friends kept their distance, instructed to cross the street when they saw Lester coming, and close their eyes if the wind ever kicked up. Nowadays, Lester’s face would be featured in the Standard-Examiner, that trench coat replaced with a nice orange jumpsuit.
I live in North Ogden at the end of a nice, quiet neighborhood where not much happens — as far as I know. But a quick search on the Department of Corrections found 14 sex offenders living within two miles of my home. More than half victimized small children. I most likely walk past them in the grocery store or the library, Scarlett in tow. Read the rest: All is fair in keeping our children safe
These are The 4 KOKS Cornerstones for happy kids & involved parents:
1. Awareness (U care)
2. Communication (listening)
3. Teaching (the best part)
4. Action (follow through)
Be Aware. Start Actively Communicating. Parents you need to start teaching them NOW, and make sure to follow through by discussing these kinds of peer pressure related activities with your children. Be diligent and improve daily on Keeping Our YOUR Kids Safe. Prevent Internet Security Issues by using KOKS’s Simple Parenting Cornerstones to teach your children about online and offline safety.
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