Parents WORST Horror!!!

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  1. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ ALL OF THIS and HAVE YOUR CHILDREN READ IT TOO!

    After tossing her books on the sofa, she decided to grab a snack
    And get on-line she logged on under her screen name ByAngel213. She
    Checked her Buddy List and saw GoTo123 was on. She sent him an instant message:

    ByAngel213:
    Hi. I'm glad you are on! I thought someone was following me home today. It was really weird!

    GoTo123:
    LOL You watch too much TV. Why would someone be following you?
    Don't you live in a safe neighborhood?

    ByAngel213:
    Of course I do. LOL I guess it was my imagination cuz' I didn't see anybody when I looked out.

    GoTo123:
    Unless you gave your name out on-line. You haven't done that have you?

    ByAngel213:
    Of course not. I'm not stupid you know.

    GoTo123:
    Did you have a softball game after school today?

    ByAngel213:
    Yes and we won!!

    GoTo123:
    That's great! Who did you play?

    ByAngel213:
    We played the Hornets. LOL. Their uniforms are so gross! They look like bees. LOL

    GoTo123:
    What is your team called?

    ByAngel213:
    We are the Canton Cats. We have tiger paws on our uniforms. They are really cool.

    GoTo123:
    Did you pitch?

    ByAngel213:
    No I play second base. I got to go. My homework has to be done before my parents get home. I don't want them mad at me. Bye!

    GoTo123:
    Catch ! you later. Bye

    Meanwhile......GoTo123 went to the member menu and began to search for her profile. When it came up, he highlighted it and printed it out. He took out a pen and began to write down what he knew about Angel so far.

    Her name: Shannon
    Birthday: Jan. 3, 1985
    Age: 13
    State where she lived: North Carolina
    Hobbies: softball, chorus, skating and going to the mall.

    Besides this information, he knew she lived in Canton because she had just told
    Him he knew she stayed by herself until 6:30 p.m. every afternoon
    Until her parents came home from work. He knew she played softball on
    Thursday afternoons on the school team, and the team was named the Canton Cats.
    Her favorite number 7 was printed on her jersey. He knew she was in the Eighth grade at the Canton Junior High School. She had told him all this in
    The conversations they had on- line. He had enough information to find her now.
    Shannon didn't tell her parents about the incident on the way home from the ballpark that day. She didn't want them to make a scene and stop her from walking home from the softball games. Parents were always overreacting and hers were the worst. It made her wish she was not an only child. Maybe if she had brothers and sisters, her parents wouldn't be so overprotective.

    By Thursday, Shannon had forgotten about the footsteps following her. Her game was in full swing when suddenly she felt someone staring at her. It was then that the memory came back. She glanced up from her second base position to see a man watching her closely. He was leaning against the fence behind first base and he smiled when she looked at him. He didn't look scary and she quickly dismissed the sudden fear she had felt.

    After the game, he sat on a bleacher while she talked to the coach. She noticed his smile once again as she walked past him. He nodded and she smiled back. He noticed her name on the back of her shirt. He knew he had found her. Quietly, he walked a safe distance behind her. It was only a few blocks to Shannon's home, and once he saw where she lived he quickly returned to the park to get his car. Now he had to wait. He decided to get a bite to eat until the time came to go to Shannon's house. He drove to a fast food restaurant and sat there until time to make his move.

    Shannon was in her room later that evening when she heard voices in the living room.
    "Shannon, come here," her father called. He sounded upset and she couldn't imagine why. She went into the room to see the man from the ballpark sitting on the sofa. "Sit down," her father began, "this man has just told us a most interesting story about you." Shannon sat back. How could he tell her parents anything? She had never seen him before today!
    "Do you know who I am, Shannon?" the man asked.
    "No," Shannon answered.
    "I am a police officer and your online friend, GoTo123." :eek:oooh:
    Shannon was stunned. "That's impossible! GoTo is a kid my age! He's 14. And he lives in Michigan!"
    The man smiled. "I know I told you all that, but it wasn't true. You see, Shannon, there are people on-line who pretend to be kids; I was one of them. But while others do it to injure kids and hurt them, I belong to a group of parents who do it to protect kids from predators. I came here to find you to teach you how dangerous it is to talk to people on-line. You told me enough about yourself to make it easy for me to find you. You Named the school you went to, the name of your ball team and the position you
    played. The number and name on your jersey just made finding you a
    breeze." Shannon was stunned. "You mean you don't live in Michigan?" He laughed. "No, I live in Raleigh. It made you feel safe to think I was so far away, didn't it?"
    She nodded.
    "I had a friend whose daughter was like you. Only she wasn't as lucky. The guy found her and murdered her while she was home alone.
    Kids are taught not to tell anyone when they are alone, yet they do it all the time on-line. The wrong people trick you into giving out information a little here and there on-line. Before you know it, you have told them enough for them to find you without even realizing you have done it. I hope you've learned a lesson from this and won't do it again. Tell others about this so they will be safe too?" "It's a promise!"

    That night Shannon and her Dad and Mom all knelt down together and thanked God for protecting Shannon from what could have been a tragic situation.

    *****NOW *****

    Please send this to as many people as you can to teach them not to give any information about themselves. This world we live in today is too dangerous to even
    Give out your age, let alone anything else.


    This is why I hate giving out too much info but sometimes...things slip thru the crack!!!!
    It pays to with hold a little information about yourself. Dont consider it 'rude' or against the 'rules', just simply except the fact that some people have their reasons.
     
  2. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Scary stuff. Youngsters do not realise that there are some really bad people out there...W
     

  3. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    Thank you for this, Amy. Our kids "know" this stuff, but I think this will really help it to sink in. I'm printing it up to show them. Definitely cannot be too cautious!

    Carolyn
     
  4. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    I agree with Carolyn. No matter how many times you tell your children not to give out info over the computer little things do add up. I am showing this to my kids tonight. Thanks for the post.
     
  5. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    yeah its bad so very bad , but we as adults feel we are safe from prediters , are we above being raped or beaten or worse are we safe from any harm , i pity the fool who tries to harm me , but what of my freinds my family i cant always be there for them tho i wish i could . iv offered up so much info on this site that its almost a welcome to the perv's of the world , i hope we dont have to fear our extended family on the BOC but you can never tell . perhaps it would be best to not give out as much as i do . i dont welcome pm's they are a little to private in my oppinion but when i make plans of a fishing trip there done so in the open forum for all to see i just feel safer that way , hope and wish all you luck in life and many safe returns
     
  6. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    Thank you for this post Amy...
     
  7. whiskers77

    whiskers77 New Member

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    another sobering reminder, thanks for posting.
     
  8. greg

    greg USCA - STAFF Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the post Amy I will print it off and distributed to all the young people I know.
     
  9. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    Thank you very much for that post Amy.
     
  10. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    i have several young nieces that are not at that age YET but i want them to no better when they do become older.
    i seen that one before but its one that needs to be reposted often to allow people that haven't seen it the oprotunity.
    isn't it amazeing what amount of information that a few innocent replies can reveal ?
     
  11. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    thanks for posting this i will show this as much as i can thanks
     
  12. CNTRYBOY

    CNTRYBOY New Member

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    Thanks for the posting Rebelgrl. I have a sixteen year old and a thirteen year old daughters that i stay on their case about the very same thing. And i do it because i love them too much to let that happen to them. I have gotten to the point that i do not allow the sixteen year old on here much unsupervised. The thirteen year old gets on all the time at her moms house where she lives, but i control it when she is here! Again, thanks for sharing and i will show it as often as i can!!!
     
  13. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    You telling me :crazy: kinda been there and done that.

    its amazing what people can gather.....slays me. :confused2:

    Something that you think is completely harmless is a world of info to someone else. Cant trust people out there in cyber land. At least I dont!!!