That person on chatroulette could be anyone?
You know, I think that we can say, yes, the fact that someone is on chatroulette does indicate to others that that person may be disturbed, perhaps dangerous. I mean, you know, we saw that with that young woman on TV. She was just watching NCIS. She had no idea that that was going to happen. It was a gross, inexcusable misstep of judgment on her part to have given that person access to chat. But I think we can all agree that it's wrong to have that child online. And I think that's the point.
And so, if you're somebody who's disturbed, perhaps dangerous, well, we can have that child off chat, but we can't have that child ever using the internet. And that brings us to the second reason why -- if you're somebody who's disturbed, perhaps dangerous, well, we can have that child off chat, but we can't ever ever have that child ever interacting with the internet.
And that brings us to the first reason why we shouldn't have any connection whatsoever, let alone close contact, with the internet. That is the way that young children are being hijacked and reprogrammed by people who, it is widely believed, are liars and monsters.
Let me give you an example. I just wrote a book about liars and monsters -- amateurs -- manipulating children on the internet. And we as a society have absolutely no idea what's going on. We're part of that problem, because we let the evidence of these predators determine not to to police themselves.
Let's take, for instance, that little girl who went on chatroulette to show her breasts and was then hooked up to a tracking device. And what happened to her? She was gradually taken off the site as more and more information trickled in.
We don't know, isn't the point. Because the internet service providers can't be trusted to protect our children from predators, and we certainly can't be trusted to protect our children from child predators uploading indecent images of ourselves, recording our conversations, etc. etc.
Let's look at a few other areas where we can be more vigilant.
First, especially for kids, is music videos. These were the most common type of exploitative image children were shown, that is, child pornography, according to the company that produces it. And child authors were also included, according to the organization that holds the rights to the music.
We know this because hundreds of kids a day are sending us pop videos that clearly show kids under 12 being abused. And this is happening on millions of devices.
So is it any surprise that children are not paying attention? Our top concern needs to be education, because unless we start talking about these issues, unless kids are aware that these issues exist and are being dealt with,