No one wants their child to be that victim that we read about in the news all too frequently.
Chatrooms are a predators dream come true and are the predominant online location where predators meet kids.
Within minutes, she received an email with a screenshot of her Progress page -- a tool only individual learners and their ed X instructor can access (MIT's MOOCs are offered through ed X).
Harbi said she was surprised -- not just by the fact that she was communicating with the real Walter Lewin, but also that she was doing well in the course.
Sites like Omegle that invite kids to talk to strangers are a parents nightmare.
Teaching your child not to talk to strangers is one of the first lessons in life that a parent gives their child. Kids are naturally curious and many kids visit them thinking it’s no big deal. They are disturbing and ripe with nudity and explicit disgusting sexual behavior in addition to being havens for predators.
Believing it to be a parody account, Harbi approved the request and asked for proof.
Walter Lewin will make you love physics whether you like it or not.” That made his MOOCs a good fit for Faïza Harbi, 32, a private English tutor living in Montpellier, France.
She was not familiar with the rock star professor, whose more than four decades at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, innovative and hugely popular video lectures and hundreds of scholarly articles had earned him international acclaim.
They look like you or me or anyone down the street.
They are “mostly male, although we are seeing an alarming trend of female predators. A professional, upstanding member in the community but leading a deviant lifestyle through the Internet.” Parents need to pay attention to their children’s online activity and take preventative measures to protect their children from online predators.