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Idendego Inc.'s CEO, Alena Pastuch Warns About The Risk of Online Predators

Press Release   •   Jan 12, 2010 22:22 EST

Regina, Saskatchewan - An Internet predator is typically someone who stalks vulnerable people, most often minors, on-line. In most states sex-offenders have to be registered where they live, however an Internet predator can be more dangerous since they are not easily identified. They may live close by, in your community, or they may live in another country. The most common means by which sexual predators solicit children over the Internet is through chat rooms, instant messages and email. Considering that 25% of children online participate in real time chat and 13 million use instant messaging
technology, the risk of children, either knowingly or unknowingly, interacting with a predator is certainly alarming. Authorities say an estimated 62% of teens report their parents know little or nothing about their Web activities and 71% of parents stop monitoring their child's use of the Internet after they turn 14, not knowing that 72% of all internet related missing children are 15 years of age or older. Internet predators take advantage of the lack of adult supervision of children using the Internet. Here are
some tips to protect your children:

LOCATION: Avoid putting a computer in your child's bedroom. Keep it in a common area with a lot of foot traffic.

MONITOR ONLINE PROFILES: Profiles where your children post personal information and photos of themselves are dangerous. These profiles are what predators search to find their next victim.

CALL LOCAL AUTHORITIES IF YOUR CHILD IS SOLICITATED: Take not of the offenders email address, dialogue exchange and any other information he may have sent your child, and call the local authorities. Parents can also contact the CyberTipline, a reporting mechanism for cases of illegal child sexual exploitation. Reports may be made 24-hours per day, 7 days per week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678.

NEVER STOP BEING A PARENT: Parents have to get involved. If parents allow their child to have a profile they should be aware of what's on it and remove any information that can even remotely identify your child. Parents should also maintain an open dialogue with their child about their online usage. Be aware of exactly what they are doing and who they are in contact with over the Internet.

About Idendego Inc.:

Idendego Inc. is committed to the development and marketing of state-of-the-art digital ID protection software for personal and business applications, including mobile phone programs designed to keep track of children and business software designed to protect against online ID theft. Headed up by CEO Alena Marie Pastuch, Idendego is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.


Idendego Inc. is committed to the development and marketing of state-of-the-art digital ID protection software for personal and business applications, including mobile phone programs designed to keep track of children and business software designed to protect against online ID theft. Headed up by CEO Alena Marie Pastuch, Idendego is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.