RCMP warn of online predators

Brodie Thomas
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Port aux Basques RCMP are warning parents to monitor their children's internet activities after several reports of adults approaching minors through websites such as Facebook.

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"With the summer comes increased leisure time for youth and more time spent on the computer," said Const. Patrick Kane. 

"Parents should know who their children are speaking to online and to communicate with them the importance of having such things as a secure profile on Facebook and other social media sites. If you suspect there is a problem, try to establish dialogue and let them know you are just trying to keep them safe."

He said youth are reminded to have secure profiles on Facebook and only add people they know. If something happens online that worries them or makes them uncomfortable, he encourages them to save their chat and tell their parents.

"It is very important to never provide personal information such are your address, or phone number," he said. "Pictures should never identify your school, home address or where you participate in extracurricular activities."

Organizations: RCMP

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