The fight against predators and pornographers
Hello - Welcome to MAX.com's blog which I hope to be a growing audience of concerned parents and individuals that are simply fed up with the attack on our families by online predators and internet pornography traffickers.
I would like to see comments about our products and their usages by individuals.
I would like to hear about activities in your neighborhoods, cities and states that is combating this activities. We need to give every concerned and working individual a big "THANK YOU". I hope the exposure of this blog will just be a small part of everyone's appreciation.
However, we as parents, need to be more proactive. The problem is absolutely staggering:
Over 87% of all 12-17 year olds are using the internet and participating in online chat rooms where the predators can easily reach them.
Despite an over 60% increase in parental controls and so-called filtering softwares during the last 5 years, online predator activity and internet pornography has still grown over 40%. Many parents believe that they are protected because they have parental controls. Let me WARN YOU. Parental controls simply DO NOT work.
One in five of our children has talked or is in an online converstion with a sexual predator. I am seeing reports that this number may be approaching one in 3. Over half of our kids state they have experienced aggressive sexual predator conversations. And this is despite parental controls.
I can go on and on. Yes, we have a problem and I am not sitting down any longer.
Who am I? Actually, I am a very concerned parent that has recently accepted the position as the General Manager of MAX.com. MAX.com is devoted to developing solutions to protect our families agaist these predators and pornographers. In subsequent posts, I will provide more information on myself and the problem. I welcome your feedback and your assistance in combating this problem