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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by froggierintexas View Post
    I would do the same thing, but having had a similar experience that the parents did not respond to, would not get my hopes up for helping that child.

    I play on POGO and sometimes hit play now on the games and it can land you in a teen room. After observing a chat where someone claiming to be a young girl gave her supposed name and school and home phone number where the whole world could see, I did a reverse number search and the last names matched. So I waited until the evening and called and asked to speak to the parents of said person. I explained why I was calling and my concern and that if I could find out whose name the phone was listed under and the address it was listed to in a matter of seconds, so could anyone else. I let them know I was concerned and perhaps they should have a safety talk with her. At which point I was called names that I hadn't heard since I was a bondsman. I only hope they thought about it later on and had a talk with her.

    You might try calling the police in your town and letting them know there are child porn photos online and giving them the home phone of the girl if the pictures stay up. I was under the impression it was illegal to post naked pics of kids.
    When I fist read the OP, I did not grasp that the girls WERE wearing "undies". Not that it is a GOOD thing to do, but my first reaction was that she(?) having sent this anonymously, might actually have been inadvertently guilty of transmitting child porn. I guess it's just something to consider if you find pictures that are worse.
    WE DID IT! Convicted pedophile Donald Scott Brunstetter (details in the CAPER - Citizens Against Pedophile's Early Release Forum http://www.websleuths.com/forums/for...ht-on-Children) will remain behind bars for the duration of his sentence. Thanks to WS members, and Tricia's True Crime Radio listeners, at least 100 letters were received by the Parole Board prior to his July 30th, 2015 Parole Hearing, opposing his release, and they listened.
    Visit http://noparole4pedophile.weebly.com/ for background on the case.

    My posts are strictly MY opinion under circumstances when many points of view need to be considered. I apologize in advance to anyone whose potential involvement is contemplated in error, or who may be offended because I do not see eye to eye with them on all matters related to this case. I hope our differences can be set aside as we unite in the search for this victim or the perpetrator of this crime. Your opinions and insights are just as valuable as mine.

  2. #17
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    Yeah, I would definitely be letting the parents know what their little girl was up to. And I would alert someone who could maybe probe into that family because maybe she is just reflecting some deeper trauma that the average eye is not able to see. Maybe a school counselor or someone of of a clinical background who may have access to the child who could better assess the situation.

  3. #18
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    I agree getting the info to someone who is a school counselor or a le. I certainly would want to know if any of my kids were doing this. As a parent it is our job to know what your kids are doing. You can monitor your kids activities online. You can set parental controlling from you own pc. I know exactly what my son does on his laptop.

  4. #19
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    First, I think all parents need to consistently monitor their children's social networking pages. While many parents themselves have their own pages, which gives them a much better idea of the type of stuff that goes on, other parents don't and are ignorant to the dangers and actions of people of all ages. That said, I think you did the right thing however I would not have sent any actual photos or screenshots. I would have expressed my concern and urged them to view it themselves and take action. Kids at this age are always exploring their sexuality and it shouldn't be surprising that they try to mimic some of the actions of adults they see online. I think most of us who own Myspace, FB pages etc. have at one point or another seen adults posing in the exact same manner on their own pages. I find myself monitoring my 12 year old sons friend's list and once in a while I will see something I don't particularly care for on some of his friends pages, usually vulgar language (it amazes me sometimes how foul mouthed kids can be online) or videos of school fights, etc. but I usually confront him about the person and express my opinions that it would be unacceptable if he was to act in this manner. Luckily, he is a very good kid so I give him more leeway as he has earned my trust but he knows I am always keeping track of just about everything he does in life. I think kids need to have a certain amount of freedom to grow but in the case you describe, that child obviously was very lost in her ideas. I also think all children under the age of 18 and even most adults should keep their pages as private as possible as so only those on their friends list can view its content. In one way, it hinders myself from monitoring who my child's acquaintances are but in another, it helps keep the dangerous criminals out there from preying on our youth. In all, parents need to always practice good morals themselves and be aware of these types of things so they do not happen.

  5. #20
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    I would try to contact the parents in person or over the phone to inform them of their children's actions. I wouldn't download or send anything anything online, because the blame could be shifted to you. Just imagine if someone sent you pictures of your children, nude, to your own inbox? Perhaps they would think that you are abusing their daughters or asking for money (blackmail) or some other nefarious reason. I'm glad you downloaded the webpage rather than the images, because that in a way gives them context of where the pictures are from.

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