Cyber Crimes Against Children

Monday, November 06, 2006

This article appearing in the Chattanooga Times Free Press offers a frightening glimpse into the pervasive nature of child sexual exploitation online. Specifically:

according to FBI statistics showing a 1,789 percent increase in child sexual exploitation cases between 1996 and 2006.

Five recent child pornography cases are highlighted by the author; two of the admitted offenders were schoolteachers while a third was a chaplain for the local Juvenile Justice Center.

In light of this discouraging information, I would encourage each of you to visit the link below.

Light A Million Candles

Information about the initiative:

The innocent victims of Internet child abuse cannot speak for themselves.

But you can.

With your help, we can eradicate this evil trade.

We do not need your money.

We need you to light a candle of support

The purpose of the initiative:

This petition will be used to encourage governments, politicians, financial institutions, payment organisations, Internet service providers, technology companies and law enforcement agencies to eradicate the commercial viability of online child abuse.

They have the power to work together. You have the power to get them to take action.

Please light your candle today.
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