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alphabet77

  3 months ago

Grooming on the internet
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Young people are at risk of this happening, with so many chat line sites, paedophiles are constantly trying to gain access, in the guise of being someone trustworthy. Should this be a subject talked about at Secondary Schools, as lots of teenagers go to meet someone they`ve only spoken to online...and are never seen alive again. What are your thought on this ? I think more has to be done to protect young people.
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Chris563

  3 months ago
I agree with you more needs to be done. You just don’t know who is lurking on the internet
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hess72

  3 months ago
it definately should be, so many dodgy people out there being exposed by hunters such as wolfpack and many more across the country, its really eye opening and shocking x
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sez2244

  3 months ago
Yes definitely it should be talked about much more,as i once knew someone that was being groomed but they hid it from us,in fact they said they were just friends and the next few months later the police came round to this so called friends house and arrested him and took his computer and other things, which made me more aware of it, my poor friend was devastated,but she believed that this guy loved her and she thought this for many years, untill he was found guilty,but she has changed,she is much shyer than before,its really had a impact on her life,but sadly i moved away and she ended up blocking me on Facebook and,changed her phone number ect,so when i bumped into her mum she said she has turned against all her friends and is having therapy,he has ruined her life,and he gets out in a couple of months,its just dreadful,poor girl x
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SimonGUK

  3 months ago
I agree that it should be discussed in schools but it should be noted that it isn't just the young that are preyed upon online. Everyone needs to be aware. I also agree with some of the other comments about parents needing to be part of the protective and educational solution.
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Ed777

  3 months ago
It is down to the parents but like sex education many parents simply do not bother and expect the schools to do it and then have the cheek to complain if they disagree with what is being taught.
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rosemary-charles

  3 months ago
Parental control is needed but sad to say many parents are to busy trying to bring in enough money to pay bills to be bothered
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Mark_W

  3 months ago
I imagine the issue is covered but sadly many (not just young ones) are far too gullible!
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beckis182

  3 months ago
I know they teach this in primary school so I would imagine they also extend that to secondary school but really it should be up to the parents to teach their children about the dangers in life. The parents will be the ones who have bought the phone/laptop/tablet/computer that allows their children to have online access so they should monitor that. However, there will always be some kids that no matter how much you try and teach them they will rebel and do what they want anyway.
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gljcleeve

  3 months ago
Far too many kids these days are from busy working homes where they have been palmed off with others for most of their lives and have no idea of what life is really like. Having parents who bring you up and teach you common sense and safety along the way is by far the best way for kids to be safe. Childminders are only interested in the money they get not how the child is brought up.
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