of Dr. Jekylls and Mr. Hides may have a key to your diary,
and you've given it to them...
to NBC's "Dateline", America
is getting a first-hand look at the
deceptive online behavior
of Tricky People long hidden in the shadows of our
my words, predators are in trouble. This show is a monumental
breakthrough and will be copied on every small-town TV station
in America, or as one viewer suggested, "Make it into
a weekly series." Chris
Hansen from "Dateline" confirms, "...We could
go do this story virtually every week anywhere in the country
and get the same results." - What
can be done to stop predators?
"Seeing is believing." Remember in the mid-nineties when Oprah showed a reenactment of children being lured by a friendly man looking for his lost puppy? In under a minute mothers watched their child being snatched. That scenario was repeated on local television stations across the country, causing a swell of parental fear, but solutions for child safety were nothing more than outdated sound bites or dramatic images of kids breaking out of car trunks and jamming ignitions with pennies.
Now, with the advent of the Internet, the danger posed by Tricky People has increased tenfold. Predators are not required to step out into the community to identify their next potential victim. Instead they do an online search at MySpace.com for their ideal victim. With more than
50 million members the possibilities are almost infinite at this social networking site - sort of a cyber combination of a personal diary, yearbook, and social club. Ask most twenties, teens, and even younger, they'll tell you, "Everyone has a MySpace and everyone wants a MySpace."
It's interesting to note that no women approached the decoys. Mug shots: 50 men were arrested after the latest installment of the "Dateline" report. "I am asked all the time if the problem of adults soliciting kids on the Internet is really all that pervasive - or if we just happen to choose locations where there is an unusually large amount of activity. I really think we could do this story anywhere in the country and have dozens of men show up." Chris Hansen's live Blog on "Dateline". If convicted in California of attempting to molest a child, they could face four years in prison. Some men are charged with sending child pornography. That could add more time to their sentence.
"The diary-like blog sites, or “spaces,” on the web make it easy for children and adults alike to post their electronic diaries. Potentially 750 million readers could read these daily journal entries. Federal authorities believe that at least 500,000 to 750,000 predators are “on-line” on a daily basis, constantly combing through these blog sites..." - By Clint Van Zandt MSNBC analyst & former FBI profiler
"Dateline", in conjunction with Perverted-Justice volunteers, pretended to be twelve- and thirteen-year-old boys and girls, at sites like MySpace.com and Teenspot. Men approached using sexually explicit conversations, which ranged from talk of various sex acts to sending of pornographic pictures and videos. The men were arrested after they showed up at a house in Mira Loma, CA, expecting to meet the children, but instead found a crew from "Dateline NBC."
Right in front of our eyes 50 men ranging in age from 19 to 68 showed up - a teacher, a law-enforcement officer, an uncle, boyfriend, and husbands of viewers actually watching the show that night, as well as men previously convicted of stalking, manslaughter, rape and child molestation. Quite a cast. Their transcripts for this performance are all documented by Perverted-Justice and the Riverside County district attorney's office has them in hand.
Haunting memories were reawakened when Dazarie Holcomb watched Bodnar trying to talk his way out at the "Dateline" stakeout. Twenty years ago he was convicted for sexually assaulting her as a nine-year-old child, "He was great, he was wonderful. You would trust him," Dazarie echoed the voices of all those who had trusted him, "I mean, anybody would...He was a volunteer at a boys club 'special friend program.'"
"Being a convicted rapist, they are supposed to be known to law enforcement. But despite their history they are free to come and go...Another convicted child molester is here tonight at our undercover house after making plans for sex with a decoy posing as a 13-year-old boy. Online he told the decoy that he was a promotional photographer, promoting such films as 'Kindergarten Cop'...Then he tells the decoy he can help launch the boy's modeling career...When he arrives at the undercover house, Chris Hansen asks him, 'Did you ever do any promotions for 'Kindergarden Cop?'' Wehry replies, 'I saw the movie.'"
Now back to preventing victimization of our kids. With statistics as our basis, we have estimated for years that only one in ten child predators ever enters the legal system. If you look at who showed up to meet the "Dateline" decoy, as few as 5-10% were already in the legal system for their offenses. But I'll bet you a pizza that the others are not first-time offenders. It takes real obsession to show up at a child's house. The convicted child molester and the rapist were free to show up at this child's house, too.
TOGETHER WE CAN BEAT PREDATORS AT THEIR OWN GAME: While we certainly need stronger legislation and sentencing, community education and awareness, the bottom line is “WE CAN'T ALWAYS BE THERE.” Children must have their own set of personal safety skills. When children are approached, they must know how to protect themselves. We must teach them to recognize deceptive behavior that means danger. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time and is surprisingly easy to do with the Yello Dyno Method™. THIS IS WHAT WORKS WHEN A CHILD'S LIFE IS AT STAKE.
Remember: The Yello Dyno Method’s™ #1 Core Fundamental: Identify Deceptive Behavior – It’s not what people look like, their age, or if you know them – it’s what they ask you TO DO that matters.
Along with our Yello Dyno Curricula for children, we offer parent workshops and educator training
Learn to recognize:
•The Eight Red Flags for identifying a child molester
•The Seven Secrets for keeping children safe from seduction and abduction
•The Seven Internet Alarms that alert parents to take action
I look forward to helping you keep your children safe.
Yello Dyno Founder
Safety Tip for Teens on-line at MySpace.com: For kids who want to be on the site have them delete all personal information and block anyone who is not their friend from viewing their profile.
P.S. Educators, Non-profits, Churches and Law Enforcement: To have a Yello Dyno Curriculum sent to you for a thirty-day review, call me at 888-935-5639 ext. 100 or email me at jan@YelloDyno.com
Right now 200,000 children are learning The Yello Dyno Method™ of Safety in Texas, 500,000 in New York State, and over a million more have grown up with Yello Dyno.
P.S.S. More information on reviewing our curricula. REdS, Research and Educational Services, recently conducted an evaluation of the Yello Dyno Curricula with 778 students in public school settings. The students were in K, 1st and 2nd grade. 51.3% were females and the sample was relatively balanced in the three grade levels. The findings show that 80.8% of the students tested demonstrated an increase in knowledge after one cycle of the Yello Dyno Curriculum.
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