What Should Parents Know About Online Predators

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

FILE- In this April 25, 2018, file photo the YouTube app and YouTube Kids app are displayed on an iPhone in New York on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children’s privacy. The complaint alleges YouTube violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which bans kid-oriented websites from collecting personal information from children under 13 without their parents’ express consent. Google says in a statement that YouTube isn’t for children under 13, which is why it created a separate app for them, YouTube Kids. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

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YouTube is dealing with yet another dispute involving children. Chris Hadnagy, Founder of The Innocent Lives Foundation, joined the Bill and Wendy show to talk about YouTube’s pedophilia problem and how parents can protect their children from online sexual predators. Overall, Chris said this is a much bigger problem than just with YouTube. Pedophiles regularly take advantage of a wide range of popular online sites and services, from social networks and apps to games like Fortnite and Minecraft, where they hunt for victims, solicit, groom and threaten kids, and it’s also how they communicate with one another.

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