Children meet many hurdles growing up. The responsibility of parents to help their children through these hurdles by teaching them correct choices . Either they are a parent or not!
When you hear the term child abuse you think of physical harm to a child. There is a bigger picture that many do not see.
Not all child abuse is obvious. Physical abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. Ignoring children’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, or making a child worthless or stupid are also child abuse. Regardless of the type of child abuse, the result is serious emotional harm.
The majority of child abuse cases stemmed from situations and conditions that preventable. A community that cares about early childhood development, parental support, and maternal mental health, for instance, is more likely to foster nurturing families and healthy children.
Each year, almost 1 million American children experience abuse and neglect. Approximately 1,400 of those children killed each year from abuse, more than three-quarters of fatalities because of abuse involve children younger than 4 years old.
April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.
In Child Maltreatment 2010 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau) reported that in FFY 2010 in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, an estimated 695,000 children victims of child abuse; and 1,560 children died as a result of abuse or neglect.
There are two types of families functional and dysfunctional.
A functional family is one where the adults are at the center of the family, in charge and pulling together in the same direction. In functional family parents, divorced or married, take responsibility. Kids need the assurance that a firm hand (not too tight and not too loose) is at the tiller, even if they may not thank you for it.
A dysfunctional family is an opposite the adults are self-absorb. No family dynamics were seen. Family members scattered and many times children have no idea where parents are. Usually, the child was thrown off on a grandparent or left alone.
Many of our children today come from dysfunctional families and many of our parents are self-absorb. Our cultivated society has become a culture of dysfunction. We have too many dysfunctional individuals that are no different from abusers. Weekly, child protective services agencies in the United States receive more than 50,000 reports of child abuse or neglect, and annually, nearly 900,000 of these cases substantiated.
Children that do not get love and support at home will search it out. That is the main connection that abuser’s and predators look for. All offenders and predators have one goal, being able to victimize child for self-gratification.
When a child has been sexually used, abused, or overly exposed to adult sexuality, disruptions in multiple areas of the child’s sexual development may occur (Cavanagh Johnson & Friend, 1995, p. 501).
People who are sex offenders, predators and pedophiles prey on all types of families. Still, an easy task is the family that is dysfunctional. Ask why the child is starving for attention from parental authority and our abusers know this. Many offenders come from similar backgrounds of abuse and dysfunctional families.
As a medical diagnosis, pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in persons 16 years of age or older typically characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest toward prepubescent children (generally age 11 years or younger, though specific diagnostic criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off point for prepubescent to age 13). An adolescent who is 16 years of age or older five years older than the prepubescent child before the attraction diagnosed as pedophilia.
Pedophiles will disguise and span social class and ethnicity. Many times found pedophiles pillars of the community and they will use their place as a shield from public scrutiny. We have seen this in many professional occupations from Politian’s, Church Leaders, Entertainment Field and Sports. On the average those convicted of sexually abusing a child serve less than a year of jail time and 32 percent to 46 percent serve no jail time at all. Are the victims that pay the alternate price that have to live with the violation that occurred?
Several researchers have reported correlations between pedophilia and certain psychological characteristics, such as low self-esteem and poor social skills. Cohen et al. (2002), studying child sex offenders, states that pedophiles have impaired interpersonal functioning and raised passive-aggressiveness, as well as impaired self-concept. Regarding disinhibitory traits, pedophiles prove more psychopathy and propensity for cognitive distortions. Other research claims rate of pedophilia among homosexuals is up to sixteen times as high as among heterosexuals (homosexuals makeup just 3% of the population but are responsible for between 34% and 40% of all instances of child sexual abuse).
A sex offender (sexual offender, sex abuser or sexual abuser) is a person who has committed a sex crime or in some instances even mere public urination. What forms a sex crime differs by culture and legal jurisdiction. Most jurisdictions compile their laws into sections, such as traffic, assault and sexual. The majority of convicted sex offenders have convictions for crimes of a sexual nature; however, some sex offenders have simply violated a law contained in a sexual category. Some of the crimes which usually result in a mandatory sex-offender classification are: a second prostitution conviction, sending or receiving obscene content in the form of SMS text messages (sexting), relationship between young adults and teenagers resulting corruption of a minor (if the age between them is greater than 1,060 days; if any sexual contact by the adult to the minor, child molestation has occurred). If sexual conduct occurred, unlawful sexual conduct involving a minor has occurred. Other serious offenses are sexual assault, statutory rape, bestiality, child sexual abuse, incest, rape, and sexual imposition.
According to one study, early exposure (under fourteen years of age) to pornography related to greater involvement in deviant sexual practice, particularly rape. Slightly more than one-third of the child molesters and rapists in this study claimed to have at least occasionally been incited to commit an offense by exposure to pornography. Among the child molesters incited, the study reported that 53 percent of them deliberately used the stimuli of pornography as they ready to offend.
A study of convicted child molesters, 77 percent of those who molested boys and 87 percent of those who molested girls admitted to the habitual use of pornography commission of their crimes. Besides stimulating the perpetrator, pornography facilitates child molestation in several ways. For example, pedophiles use pornographic photos to show to their victims what they want them to do. They also use them to arouse a child or to lower a child’s inhibitions and communicate to the unsuspecting child that a particular sexual activity is okay:” This person is enjoying it; so will you.”
Approximately 15% to 25% of women and 5% to 15% of men sexually abused as children. Most sexual abuse offenders acquainted with their victims; about 30% are relatives of the child, most often fathers, uncles or cousins; around 60% are other acquaintances such as friends of the family, babysitters, or neighbors; strangers are the offenders in about 10% of child sexual abuse cases. Most child sexual abuse committed by men; women commit about 14% of offenses reported against boys and 6% of offenses reported against girls. Most offenders who abuse pre-pubescent children are pedophiles; however, small percentages do not meet the diagnostic criteria for pedophilia.
Presently, 10,000 registered Sex Offenders move to a new address or jobs daily. Children, women, elderly, incapacitated or handicapped people are especially at risk from sexual predators.
Help with the disappearance of child a major media and social media alert system for the public’s help. AMBER Alerts distributed via commercial radio stations, Internet radio, satellite radio, television stations, and cable TV by the Emergency Alert System and N.O.A.A. Weather Radio, cell phones, and various social media computer sites. This when local and state authorities termed “ Child Abduction Emergency ” or “ Amber Alerts “.
Several laws came honor children that met horrible demise from a sexual predator. This was state and federal legislators way prevent from happening to another child. Even though our legislators pass these and other laws are still not enough.
Megan’s Law , in the U.S., designed to sanction sex offenders and cut their recidivism rate. Most states also restrict where convicted sex offenders can live after their release, prohibiting residency within a designated distance of schools and daycare centers (usually 1,000–2,000 feet (300–610 m). Guided by the 2007 Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act , sex offenders must avoid of such areas as schools, bus stops, gyms, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, swimming pools, libraries, nursing homes, and places of worship by 500 to 2,500 feet (150 to 760 m). However, residence stipulations vary from state to state. Some states (such as Arkansas, Illinois, Washington, and Idaho) do not need sex offenders to move from their residences if a forbidden facility built or a law enacted after the offender takes up residency. Jessica’s Law , increase the penalty for lewd and lascivious molestation of a child to life in prison or a split sentence of a mandatory minimum 25-year prison term, followed by lifetime supervision with electronic monitoring. These laws enacted and enforced on a state-by-state basis.
Child Advocate Marc Klass feels law enforcement in our country is not equipped to deal with a major outbreak of child pornographers. This has become a serious situation our politicians do not deal with.
We found victims’ and families suffer the injustice of our courts by allowing the plea-bargaining for lighter sentences. Many sex offenders are moving to specific states that have soft judges. We are just fooling ourselves if we do not have strict laws and ways for sex crimes.
I stayed with Jeff and Sarah many times when my mother went out-of-town. It started night Sarah was gone. I was in my nightshirt and Jeff had me raise my shirt up then camera clicked. Jeff took pictures of me and made it our secret game.
Then in time, Jeff would hold me so tightly I could not breathe. Jeff would be holding me and we are rolling around together. I felt his hands and fingers between my legs. I told him to stop and did not like this but he just looks at me. I did not like him putting his penis in my mouth and other places. Jeff told me if I tell anybody harm will come to my mother or anybody else.
This went on for some time and was afraid of Jeff hurting my mother or his wife. My teacher was always so nice and understanding in class. My teacher saw the difference in my behavior. I became the opposite of myself and was constantly afraid. I wanted to tell somebody but felt I couldn’t. Jeff was so strong and big. All I could see was people I cared about hurt badly.
Jeff started to leave marks on parts of my body and for some time my clothes cover them.
At school one day, my teacher saw a big bruise on my arm. When the teacher asked me about it just stared. I remember the night before and being in such pain. I was so afraid and could not sleep. Felt my body falling but could not stop from falling. I awoke and was in the hospital and saw several people in the room. The doctor and nurse told me my mom was on the way. The doctor talked me with a woman police officer.
Once my mother arrived, she came over and just hugged me and said I love you, Clara. I jested cried and felt ashamed and scared for us. Mom was crying with me and said everything going be alright now. I did not want this moment to end. For the first time, I felt safe since that night of six months ago.
I have lost so much to this bastard, who has ripped out my soul and tormented my body.
By the support of my mother and the continuous counseling, I have received. Learned move forward and have grown even closer to my mother. I hope that other children never have gone through what I incurred.
Clara’s story is one of many we have met. Sadly, we have many children out there similar situations.
Psychological damage inflicted on a defenseless child lasts a lifetime if they survive. Sexual predators are always looking for their next victim. Many situations have occurred like this throughout the United States and Jessica’s Law Now is fighting help make a national difference.
Sex Offenders and Schools:
The job of our schools and colleges is to teach our children and give knowledge for learning in a safe environment. Our schools come in turmoil with too many cases of educators or school officials sexually abusing our children. Sadly, many of our schools and colleges do not offer the needed safety for our children. Too many news stories point this out daily.
Today, junior high school girls are likely to become pregnant by an adult than by someone their own age. Fatherless children make easy targets for sex offenders. Sex offenders love when a father is not around because the child is starving for male attention.
Girls that are 15 and younger that become pregnant, about 60 to 80 percent are by adult men. Girls between 11 and 13, who have been sexually involved with men more than five years their age, are definitely likely to attempt suicide.
We have a double standard in our society that is wrong to sexually abuse a female student. For a male student, he receives cheers on internment relationship with a teacher.
A child of sexual abuse causes sociological, psychological damage. The child will need serious counseling along with family members. This will not only help a child to work through horrible situation but help the family to cope with the situation.
Phoenix, Arizona like other cities throughout the United States has teachers and other school employees who passed through several school districts sexually abusing children before they got caught. School administrators allowed these teachers move on without enacting upon their actions with a student.
This is known as “Passing the Trash.”
Patrice of Passing the Trash been going on for some time and parents need be aware of this. Our schools are always afraid of lawsuits and scandals in the media. Why they discredit these situations.
Still, our teachers and administrators that been caught sexually abusing a child had background checks done or did they? School districts throughout nation get rid of educators or swap educators in trouble because of sexual or physical misconduct. This has happened too many times throughout our nation.
In 2008, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Peter Gorman admitted blowing it with their background checks. Sadly, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has hired many questionable employees’ that should have never set foot on our children.
As many as 5 million students have been sexually assaulted by teachers, according to a 2004 congressional report, “Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of Existing Literature.”
In 2011 reported, one child in every 10 is exposed to inappropriate sexual contact with a teacher during his or her school career.
Parents need view any private communication outside the classroom. Several cases, teachers chatting on Facebook or texting to a student. This situation allowed the teacher to remove any burials child felt. The relationship can change and allowed the teacher to enact toward the student.
Signs of sexual abuse not obvious, but some examples are an inappropriate interest of knowledge of sexual acts or avoidance of all things sexual in nature; nightmares, sleep problems or bed wetting; a sudden reluctance or refusal to go to school; and extreme secretiveness.
Parents that suspect sexual abuse by school official’s better off making a report to police. Too many times, when allegations made to school administrators they discredit the situation. Police will do a more thrall investigation than school officials. It is in the best interest of the school to keep the situation quiet.
Jessica’s Law Now feels situation become epidemic throughout the United States. Until the laws become harsher and the cracks sealed up, our children remain vulnerable.
Jessica’s Law Now is endorsing U.S. Congressman Adam H. Putnam’s bill, “Student Protection Act.”
This will put an end to our school districts, colleges throughout nation allowing sexual or physical misconduct to continue. As parents and citizens, we need to hold our educators responsible for our children’s welfare. Sadly, these behaviors have been too many and allowed throughout our school districts and in many colleges.
Canada passed The Student Protection Act. IT came into effect in September 2002 and was one of the Harris government’s responses to Justice Sydney Robins’ report incidence of teacher sexual abuse of students. Now, if we can only get the United States do the same.
In 2013, Legislators have not passed any form of legislation dealing with holding educators responsible for not reporting or allowing sexual abuse. Way things are going in Washington, D.C. with our government any version of The Student Protection Act will probably not see like of day.
Following news story was air by NBC Nightly News, Wednesday, January 29, 2014, Joel Seidman producer for “NBC Nightly News.” Gil Aegerter NBC News staff writer.
“ Reporting of school sexual abuse plagued by confusion, spotty data, GAO says ”
One key issue is who receives reports from educators. Under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, each state required to have a law for mandatory reporting requirements, along with ways for screening and investigating reports. Most states must that allegation be reported to a state or local child protection service, the GAO report said; while about two-thirds designated law enforcement (there was overlap in the two categories).
“I was quite stunned by the fact that there are still several states that don’t have that need to report to law enforcement,” said Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., who requested the report. “They report to each other but that doesn’t necessarily solve the problem. It may, in fact, lead to problems.”
Even when state law requires reports to outside agencies, sometimes the information never goes beyond a school district, the report said – whether because of uncertainty about whether a report is necessary, delays in reporting or outright failure to report allegations or suspicions of abuse. Miller said such confusion was unacceptable.
“Many school districts believe they just have a need to report to their school principal, to the superintendent of the school,” Miller told NBC News. “They don’t recognize that under state law, where they have the laws, they have to report this to law enforcement officials.”
The GAO report cites a case in which an elementary school teacher who been suspected of inappropriate behavior in one district allowed to resign, then went to work at a school in another district. After he again accused of inappropriate behavior, school officials in the new district investigated but then reported to the parents that the investigation been closed. Only when a teacher reported rumors to her police officer husband did a criminal investigation begin: The teacher eventually pleaded guilty to eight counts of aggravated sexual abuse in the second district and two counts in the first district. Neither district reported the allegations to state authorities.
The GAO report does not name the school where the abuse occurred or the teacher, but by comparing details from the GAO report with published accounts NBC News identified it as a case involving the Urbana, Ill., school district and Jon White, who sentenced in 2008 to 60 years in prison.
The Urbana school district superintendent and the elementary school principal convicted of misdemeanors for not reporting the allegations, and the district’s human resources officer pleaded guilty to the same charge. All received sentences of court supervision and community service, and all retired after the police investigation began. The former principal and former HR director declined to comment to NBC News. The former superintendent did not respond to a for comment.
Urbana attorney Tom Bruno, who represented three of the families who sued the school district after their daughters abused, said the law on reporting requirements is clear enough – as long as it’s followed.
“Why struggle so hard to say ‘I was confused about my duty to report’? Just report it,” he told NBC News. “There’s no punishment for reporting a suspicion that turns out be nothing.”
Bruno said the families are still grappling with the psychological effect on their daughters.
“I’m not sure they know the damage yet,” he said. “It might be analogous to being exposed to a toxic chemical. You sit back and hope that 20 years from now nothing bad is going to happen. But you just don’t know.”
The GAO report found that the confusion involved not only state laws but also the reporting requirements under Title IX, part of the federal education law that prohibits sex discrimination — including sexual harassment — in federally funded education programs. Investigators visited school districts in several states and found that some were interpreting Title IX to include mandatory reporting of adult-to-adult or student-to-student incidents, but not adult-to-student incidents.
GAO investigators said they also found that most states do not need training of educators on sexual abuse, even though experts say it’s critical to preventing abuse. The report said such training might keep school officials from discounting their own suspicions or observations. Such was the case in Urbana, said Denny Mickunas, a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney who assisted Bruno in the lawsuits.
“They essentially blew off those complaints,” he said. “As with many pedophiles, Jon White was very adept at manipulating not only children but the adults around them.”
There was a discrepancy in the report about how many states make reporting mandatory for educators. “According to GAO’s survey, 46 states have laws that need school staff to report child abuse and choose the agency that investigates reports (local law enforcement and/or child protection services (CPS), and 43 show penalties for not reporting,” the report said. But the five states identified by GAO staff as having responded “No” or not having responded to the survey questions do indeed have such laws. It was unclear if the responses were a result of the wording of the questions, a misunderstanding of the questions or some other issue.
The GAO report said its survey found that background checks were the primary tool used by states to prevent sexual abuse, but the report added that there was wide variation in what those checks encompassed. Five states reported having no background checks for school employees, the report said. Six reported consulting only state law enforcement data, and three said they consulted only federal data.
Forty-two states reported having professional standards or codes of conduct, and 22 of those reported that those codes helped to define boundaries between students and teachers or staff, including the use of cell phones and social media. Fifteen states said they specifically address “grooming” – “behavior intended to show trust with a student to help future sexual activity.”
This report by NBC NIGHTLY NEWS makes it clear how the thinking of our educators is. We need to wake our society up to the fact that our schools are lacking in many ways comes to our children.
Douglas County elementary school Principal John Harold McGill caught in a child sex sting.
Sunday, March 2, 2014, the Principal John Harold McGill answer ad on Craigslist a mother seeking someone for her teenage daughter. An undercover officer posing as the mother that he contacted. Principal John Harold McGill conversation had with acting mother “he has taught other girls and he would go slow.”
He was one of 14 people arrested in the sting operation by Georgia Bureau of Investigations sting designed to ensnare child predators.
Can a person just walk into the school and take liberties with a child? Sadly it can happen. Around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2014, at Stem Middle School-Akron, Ohio girl assaulted.
Samson W. Peterson accused of entering Stem Middle School took a laptop and two cameras from the school. He lured a 12-year-old girl into an empty classroom fondled her. The child screamed and immediately fled the classroom.
Police arrested Peterson charged with breaking and entering, criminal trespassing and gross sexual imposition.
Parents need be involved with your child’s school administrators and teachers. You do not want your child meet harm from the environment is safe in.
Sex Offenders and the Internet:
The internet offer’s many vices to our children these days in education, social interaction, and online games. The Internet often serves as a positive and powerful arena for socializing and learning. The Internet like anything used for good or bad.
However, the use of the Internet also brings about risks to children’s safety, including the dangers of sexual solicitation, online harassment and bullying, and exposure to illegal content. Online safety is the security of people and their information when using the Internet. Numerous groups, Internet sites, and governments have expressed concerns over the safety of children using the Internet.
Children spend hours on a computer socializing, playing online games and interacting with other children. They give out much personal information about their families and themselves.
Just take the basic Facebook site or online games they ask much information and many time children give out freely. We need to teach our children this not safe and not all information needs are shared.
The internet has become a Pandora’s Box for our children. It has opened the door for pedophiles to victimize our children. Studies show that even Hackers have been or helped sexual predators get victims.
Various law enforcement throughout the country found too many times young victims have been found by social or online gaming groups.
High Tech Crimes Task Force Det. James Williams said more and more games are becoming interactive. People often chat and text while they’re competing. This makes it all too easy for a player to show more about themselves than they intended.
Facebook restriction of 13-year-old or older is a joke. We found through the years like law enforcement that many children do not want to miss out with their friends and being a part of social network. Studies from Microsoft, Consumer Reports, and other research outfits continue to show, many of them are there, lying about their age, with permission from parents, and more than a few of those parents don’t actively check what their kids are doing. Children and teens need monitoring using the computer. We suggest have the computer out in open and make sure that the interaction is with friends and family.
Usually, online sex offenders are adults who target teens and seduce victims into sexual relationships. They take the time to develop the trust and confidence of victims so that the youth see these relationships as romances or sexual adventures. The youth most vulnerable to online sex offenders have histories of sexual or physical abuse, family problems, and tendencies to take risks both on and offline, the researchers say.
Sex Offenders typically start exploiting in a very non-threatening way,”luring” children and youth to show personal details about themselves and family members. Internet offenders are definitely on the rise.
A U.S. study surveying a nationally representative sample of 1,501 children/youth aged 10-17 who regularly use the Internet found the following results about sexual solicitations and exposure to sexual materials (Finkelhor et al., 20001; Crimes Against Children Research Centre, 2002):
John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted and Founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says, “The Internet has become the primary hunting ground for sexual predators!”
Jessica’s Law Now agrees with John Walsh that our nation has a serious problem comes to the Internet and sexual predators. Due to the fact, there are now thousands of sexual predators whom law enforcement has lost contact with. These sexual predators are using the internet as a “hunting ground” to contact our kids, groom the relationship and try to make contact!
Internet became available to the public in the 1980’s. Opening a door and allowing your child be at risk in your home and not knowing it.
In 2007, Jessica’s Law Now did various researches on the internet. We came across many alarming situations from various internet sites and networks. We found sites trafficking women, children to playgrounds for Pedophiles and Sex Offenders to interact with another.
Many sites connect with one another to form a network. These networks touch upon many websites that can collect personal data at times from your computer. We found that many sites are full of Spyware, Trojans, Virtues that cause other problems to the computer and many times, this Malware infects computers files. This leads to other crimes, such as theft of personal information. The various network sites are well constructed and many time comes from Europe and third world countries to avoid legal entanglement.
Our research showed two types of networks one’s that share and one’s that teach.
The networks that share offers luring pictures and entice the viewer. Network sites displayed many provoked pictures of women to children. These sites display babies, children, teenagers, men and women performing horrible sexual acts. Many adult sites claim their pictures are legal but are they? We found many of these adult sites with underage boys and girls. Many of these networks give ways of selling for a sexual purpose. This comes down to human and sex trafficking.
Other networks that teach are some of the most dangerous. These networks touch upon ways of luring a child using various techniques for their personal desires. The sites displayed many provoked pictures of young children. We found that the children on these sites were young girls and boys doled up, as being in a beauty pageant. We found that Pedophiles and Sex Offenders have developed many codes in their communications. Many of the pen names used a lot were Elvis, Carmen Electra, Madonna, Britney Spears and Jon B Ramsey. Sure those members of these families would not appreciate their namesakes is being linked to child pornography.
One of the best ways for this to occur is luring children into modeling. It can start innocent with photography but the ramification to the child is what is disastrous. One email that authorities shared with us was how a person uses this method. They approach a child and took pictures of him, then molested the child. The pictures ended up on the internet.
Executive Director of the Exploited Child Division of NCMEC John Shehan explains how we figure out where photograph originated showing sexually abused the child.
John Shehan stated, “ We have what’s called our child recognition and identification system and software IDs the photograph’s digital fingerprint. It will do a review of those files. We are able to separate out files that have been previously identified by law enforcement and then we can focus on the new files. We have more than 5,500 children been identified as victims of child sexual abuse. Without a digital fingerprint, forensic investigators rely on physical traits. Sometimes when you look at background material, let’s say a keyboard or a calendar or a light switch often times those will give you and idea if it is European nature or if is from the United States.”
Child luring covered by 18 U.S.C. §2422(b), which prohibits the use of any facility or means of interstate commerce to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity or prostitution, or to attempt to do so.
What is the unknown endangerment to our families are,”Street View Maps.”
Maps provided by Google on the internet, allow one to find out information about ones’ home. Google’s Street View Maps gives anyone with an Internet connection the ability to view street-level pictures of any address that been captured in the Street View program’s aerial views of your home, your child’s schools, your child’s parks, and sometimes even your children playing outside. Many of our cities have the ability to be seen on Google’s Street View Maps.
Teens chat and post personal information on their computers daily. Your child could be chatting with a convicted sex offender. Unlike many cities in the United States, you will find a large number of sex offenders register and un-register.
Sexual predators contact children over the Internet in chat rooms, instant messages, and email. In fact, 89 percent of sexual solicitations made in either chat rooms or instant messages and 1 in 5 youth (ages 10-17 years) have been sexually solicited online. Considering that 25 percent of kids online take part in the real-time chat and 13 million use instant messaging, the risks of such children, either knowingly or unknowingly, interacting with a predator is alarming.
The problem for parents is pretty simple. Due to online companies no longer having the ethos to remove viewpoints advocating molestation children and stolen images from real kid’s social media used by pedophiles on the website as masturbation material there isn’t a silver bullet to tell parents to watch out for. The old advice to keep them off webcam and out of chats still holds true, but it simply isn’t so simple anymore.
While it’s impossible to keep your kids off of social networking websites and all the various websites that can have dangers on them, we encourage parents to have a frank and open discussion with their children alerting them to the fact when they’re online, they are guarded. Whether it’s what they post on Facebook to what they write on twitter, parents need to take an active role in monitoring their kids online.
MySpace -10,746 known sex offenders deleted since 2007.
Facebook -2,800 known sex offenders deleted since 2008.
These problems have always existed online, but in recent years the pervasiveness of them can only be directly attributed to the complete withdrawal of online companies from their responsibility of restricting and removing pro-pedophile viewpoints. Be safe online and make sure you’re taking an active role in your children’s internet activities, as now companies simply are not going to do their ethical and moral responsibility as they have done in years past.
In 2009, our two main sites MySpace and Facebook removed over 90,000 sex offenders, pedophiles they claim. This brought an uproar by many. Various legal proceedings took place claiming that sex offenders, pedophiles rights violated by MySpace and Facebook.
Throughout the United States, many federal courts ruled that banning sex offenders, pedophiles from MySpace and Facebook is unconstitutional. The courts made it clear that you can’t ban sex offenders, pedophiles from using social media. With the federal courts allowing this puts several laws in questioned.
In the state of Indiana law was overturned January 23, 2013. The 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Chicago overturned the previous decision that allowed registered sex offenders to use Facebook and other social networks. Facebook claims that they prohibit sex offenders from using a site. According to authorities sex offenders use social media like Facebook.
The FBI has made it priority deal with the war of child pornography. Bureau devotes just a token of agents; resources to investigate obscenity crimes are not depict extreme pornography. The FBI started in 1996 investigating exploitations children through the computer found sex offenders have brought out ties to all occupations.
On Tuesday, October 14, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the bipartisan bill, known as the “ Protect Our Children Act of 2008 ,” into law. Protect Our Children Act of 2008 prohibits sending live images of child abuse via the Internet. It authorizes money to hire FBI agents who work on child exploitation cases. Funds would be used for programming a nationwide program to fight child exploitation on the Internet. It also provides a grant program and bolsters support for the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. Sadly our government has cut and held back these funds through the years.
For the public appeal, many social media sites fought long and hard to secure passage of legislation. Still, sites as Facebook, MySpace, Craigslist, and Go Daddy allow many sexual and exploited items on their sites.
Interesting that Go Daddy has fought for harsher laws of internet only find themselves doing the opposite. We find this double standard with social internet companies.
Craigslist has been full of Scandals for some time now from Babies for Sale, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking and even Murder.
In 2010 reported, Craigslist was getting a third of their revenue from sex ads. Known associates of Gambino crime family charged for sex trafficking. Was reported some of the girls were underage.
One connection to murder came from an ad on Craigslist and involved ABC News radio personality George Weber. Seem that George Weber place an ad for oral sex and other sexual favors. A 16-year-old replied and they agreed that Weber would pay $60 for the night. Weber’s dead body was found with 50 stab wounds.
In 2014, Craigslist connected to possible serial killer claiming 22 murders they involved in. Miranda Barbour is claiming to have killed many people around the country. Many questions of Miranda Barbour and her claims authorities say. Still, one fact is there, Miranda Barbour accused of luring Troy LaFerrara, 42, to their car through Craigslist before stabbing him to death.
Internet Basic Statics:
1.) One in five U.S. teenagers who regularly log on to the Internet says they have received an unwanted sexual solicitation via the Web. Solicitations defined as requests to engage in sexual activities or sexual talk or to give personal sexual information.
2.) 25% of children been exposed to unwanted pornographic material online.
3.) 77% of the targets for online predators age 14 or older. Another 22% users age 10 to 13.
4.) 75% of children are willing to share personal information online about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services.
5.) Only about 25% of children who met a sexual approach or solicitation told a parent or adult
6.) Only 1/3 of households with Internet access are actively protecting their children with filtering or blocking software.
7.) One million U.S. on-line child pornographers and only 2 percent investigated because of funding deficits.
8.) Only 33 percent investigated and identified. There is a 96 percent conviction rate of investigated child pornographer’s. Jessica’s Law Now concerned about the alarming rate of children dying from abuse and neglect. The new figures show a rise of 35 percent from 2001 through 2007. We felt even higher than that since many cases go unreported.
9.) One in 33 youth’s received an aggressive sexual solicitation in the past year. This means a predator asked a young person to meet somewhere, called a young person on the phone, and/or sent the young person correspondence, money, or gifts through the U.S. Postal Service.
Microsoft did a poll in 2013. They asked 1,000 adults, both parents, and non-parents,” How old is too young for kids to go online unsupervised?” The answer: eight years old is the average age at which parents allow independent internet and device use. In 2014 poll shows children even younger unsupervised using social media. Findings showed children 5 and under watching television and movies on the internet. Well as children least 7-years-old unsupervised using the internet.
What has been the driving force for such statistics? Many people point their fingers at parents and authorities.
The problem we face is a lack of supervision of parents monitoring internet use of their children. Our legislators lack harshness comes to the internet. The Supreme Court has been legalizing virtual child pornography. The Internet is providing child predators with the most powerful, perverse tool they’ve ever had, society must come to grips with the danger presented to all children. Law enforcement can only do what the law allows.
The FBI asks parents to check your children on the computer. Remember, it could just save their life!
Sexual Abusers and Treatment:
Jessica’s Law Now been asked to endorse castration of sex offenders.
Why one can understand many reasons given for castration upon a sex offender, we found will not stop the problem. Castration is the removal of the Male testicles, which is the male sex hormone.
The male not able to do sexually but will still have the desires too. In time, male desires can fade but various medications can also reverse this. These medications can cause a change in his blood that will help bring back full sexual desires. In time, the male can have a full erection and orgasm again.
Only a few organizations specialize in treating sexual abusers. Organizations suggest ongoing research, education, group therapy and medication will make differences for abusers. That is not the case. The effectiveness of the treatments used is not making any difference for sexual abusers.
Predator’s Cycle of Abuse:
• Monitor and surveillance of children.
• Lure that certain child in that meets their desires.
• Coach and groom child to enact way they want.
• Sexually abuse the child.
• Discard the child.
Break a cycle of behavior; one has to admit to one’s problem. Then take the necessary steps to stop.
People that are sex offenders of children have the wants and desires toward a child. Sadly, we have not seen any program that has made any major impact for sex offenders. Too many of these programs are lacking in direction and guidance. Our leaders in the medical field need make a stand about the lack of ways for victims, family members and better programs for sex offenders.
Jessica’s Law Now feels that harsher laws with strict sentences are the answer for sex offenders.
“Childhood or adolescent sexual abuse associated with a range of high-risk sexual behaviors, including the likelihood of being battered; trading sex for drugs, shelter, or money; entry into prostitution; and less likelihood to use birth control.“(Boyer and Fine 1992, Finkelhor 1987, Paonet al. 1992, Zierler et al. 1991)
Every state faces the same problem comes to sex offenders. Many have failed to register as a sex offender.
“SORNA,” refers to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act which is Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-248).
SORNA provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. SORNA aims to close potential gaps and loopholes that existed under an earlier law and generally strengthens the nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs.
Sorna Minimum Standards:
•Extends the jurisdictions in which registration required beyond the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the principal U.S. territories, to include also federally recognized Indian tribes.
•Incorporates a more comprehensive group of sex offenders and sex offenses for which registration required.
•Requires registered sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction in which they live, work, or go to school.
•Requires sex offenders to give more extensive registration information.
•Requires sex offenders to make periodic in-person appearances to verify and update their registration information.
•Expands the amount of information available to the public of registered sex offenders.
•Makes changes in the required minimum duration of registration for sex offenders
SORNA section 111(5)(C) addresses the minimum standards for requiring sex offender registration for consensual sexual conduct under the Adam Walsh Act.
SORNA does NOT need registration in the following situations:
1) If both participants are adults and neither is under the custodial authority of the other (e.g., inmate/prison guard) and the conduct was consensual, then this conduct does not join a registerable sex offense for purposes of the Adam Walsh Act.
2) With respect acts involving at least one minor (person under 18) who engages in consensual sexual conduct, the following minimum standards apply: Where both participants are at least 13 years old and neither participant is more than 4 years older than the other, a sex offense conviction based on consensual sexual conduct does not need registration under the Adam Walsh Act.
In all situations, jurisdictions have the discretion to exceed the minimum standards of SORNA and require registration upon convictions based on consensual sexual conduct.