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hollowpoint
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Has your child ever been approached online?
We got my son (10) a Fitbit for his birthday earlier this year, and he’s been wearing it pretty regularly.

This afternoon (some 6 mos. later) he asked if he could install the Fitbit app on his iPod so he could sync it with Apple Health. Didn’t really think the app had a big risk potential.

Tonight I see him playing on the iPod more than usual - I grab it and find him chatting with some random guy in the Fitbit app. He’s been through the online safety course with the Cub Scouts, but didn’t recognize this as something he should be weary of.

Creep is probably late 20’s, early 30’s - profile picture is him in a mirror with no shirt on.

My son had created a profile picture that clearly shows him to be a minor.

This fricker asked my son where he lives... what he’s doing for Thanksgiving... if he was being safe... several questions about his pets... and then, if he had, or could create a Google Hangouts account “so he could get to know him better”.

Obviously we took his Fitbit and iPod away, and will be deleting the app. Not sure if there is anything else that should be done? Is there someone to report creeps like this to?

And while we were looking over his chat logs, requests from two other people came in wanting to be “friends” on Fitbit.

There are some sick bastards out there...


OldmanBeasley
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
Post his pic and info, the ot will do what it does best


fallguy_1978
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
Not that I'm aware of but I taught my daughter about online predators and pedos a long time ago.

I've also drilled in her head over and over that any picture she sends or post she makes online is no longer under her control.


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GEAUXT
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
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Post his pic and info, the ot will do what it does best


This is the only possible way to resolve this situation.


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Bawcephus
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
Chris Hansen playbook.

Arrange meeting, but instead of being taken down by cops, you let him check your knuckles.


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Ed Osteen
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
Did you at least tell the guy you had his info and were going to kill him?
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tigersownall
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
Find this poor sick summbitch. Cut his dick off and feed it to him.


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Bawcephus
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
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hollowpoint


Sounds like you have the tool for the job.


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Bigfishchoupique
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
Post his pic and info. There are people here that will give him more “chat” than he can stand.
This post was edited on 11/25 at 2:41 am


ellishughtiger
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
iPod or iPad?


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Bawcephus
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
This is gonna get good.


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?


And we’re off.


BeachDude022
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
Oh. shite.

Image: https://media4.giphy.com/media/FKhKMphSgp1Ac/giphy.gif
This post was edited on 11/24 at 10:17 pm


parrothead
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
Bookmarking!


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GRTiger
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
You might want to contact the police about this.


fallguy_1978
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
Report his ass. The Attorney General has a division that tracks down these people. He may not be in your state but you never know.


Patfic15
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
My brother in law had the same issue with his daughter. Also fitbit. Don't hesitate here, Dad...get that shite to the cops.


hollowpoint
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re: Has your child ever been approached online?
quote:

You might want to contact the police about this.

My wife just hung up with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - she did some searching online and several places recommended making a report to them.

They were friendly and agreed they were the right call, supposedly they work with Federal LE - but wouldn’t/couldn’t confirm if this is something that would get investigated.


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