Archive for Castration

Social Networking – A Parents Dilemma

Posted in Child Abuse, Children, England, Justice, Modern World, Relationships, Teens, UK with tags , , , , , , , , on 10/03/2010 by floroy1942

Social network sites like e.g. Facebook, have been around now for quite some time and attract a huge following, especially among the young. In light of events over the past couple of years, many parents with young children, in particular girls, are in a quandary as to what to do about it. With ever increasing use of these sites by pedophiles it is extremely hard to protect youngsters from these preying perverts.

An Innocent Victim

Just recently in Co. Durham, England, a young 17 year-old girl called Ashleigh Hall was raped and brutally murdered by a pedophile called Peter Chapman after he persuaded the girl to meet him using a social network site. Like most of his kind he was trolling the social networking sites looking for innocent young girls he could pull into his evil web. Men of his ilk pretend to be young attractive males and are well into the sort of language used on the internet by the young.

For example, you or I would have no idea what A, S, L means, but in teen-speak it means Age; Sex; Location. Most pedophiles are adept at using the right language and tactics to get any girl to meet them. In cases where police officers have pretended to be a young girl, many of these perverts make no bones about what they are after and are quite blatant. Some will make it clear they are after sex or a webcam show, and others just want an audience while they masturbate on webcam.

Most people now know the shocking details of the Ashleigh Hall case so I won’t go into it here, but suffice to say that Chapman is just one of thousands of evil men who use the social networking sites to find victims. They have become adept at searching out those young girls who are vulnerable through their own curiosity, or feelings of inadequacy. It has become the ‘Holy Grail’ for predatory perverts.

As a parent it is extremely difficult to police the use of such sites as Facebook with young offspring. If you ban them from using it they will most likely go to a friends house and use it behind your back, but if you allow them unrestricted use they may fall prey to sick individuals like Chapman. The sticking point is to find a happy medium between the two extremes. Unfortunately, if you look in on your darling while she is chatting there is no way of telling if the young man she is in contact with is the real thing, or a pedophile. Even she would not know unless it was a friend she already knew.

Peter Chapman

Many pedophiles pretend to be a boy about the same age, or slightly older than the girl they are trying to entrap. Part of the scam is to use photos of some good looking young man with plenty of muscles, and in many cases its hard for girls to resist the charms of the ‘young Adonis’. They often set up another false identity as a young girl with whom the victim can converse, and they will of course confirm that the ‘young man’ in question is ‘a dream come true’.

They rely a great deal on the natural human instinct of curiosity in a young teenage girl regarding sex. Girls, and for that matter boys too, hear all about it from friends, see it at the movies and on TV and then the natural curiosity factor takes over. They want to try it just to see if its as good as everyone says it is. Like learning to walk, it is natural. You can warn them all you like, but the ‘Curiosity Factor’ must be satisfied.

When I was a young man these problems were non-existent, not only because we didn’t have computers, but there was a sense of

Pregnant Teen

Morality that has since been swept away. Children today are bombarded with sex from all sides, Videos, TV, movies, and not forgetting the computer. The liberalisation of our modern day society has its price, as we see with the number of unmarried teenage mothers and a terrible increase in sex crime. The one goes with the other, and to put it another way ‘You cannot have your cake and eat it too!!!’ (As a saying I always found that one a bit weird. Why would you have cake if not to eat it? Never mind, the meaning is however clear.)

Personally, I find that more responsibility should be taken by the sites themselves. They are after all the ones who provide the service for youngsters and should carry some of the responsibility for policing its use. I often wonder why the I.P address of every person you are in contact with is not automatically logged and saved on your computer along with dates and times? Why for example cannot the, e.g., last five chats you have not be stored in the computer memory for a period of perhaps a week or a month automatically?  It should not be too difficult to amend social network programmes to do this when people join. A statement to the effect that these measures are taken when people sign in to the site may prove enough to deter these animals.

Who Are You Chatting To?

Such measures may not stop the children from making silly and sometimes deadly mistakes, but it will give the predators some food for thought, knowing their IP address and last chat is stored on the victims computer. It will also make it easier for the police to track down any individual with a dubious character if a crime does take place. It’s just a silly idea I have that may be possible, but only a computer expert (of which I am not one) will be able to give a definitive answer on its feasibility. If you are a computer expert, perhaps you would like to comment on the possibilities of such an action!

There is one other thing that can be done to put a stop to this evil; the castration of all convicted pedophiles without the right of appeal. If it doesn’t put the fear of God into them it will at least make sure they don’t do it again.

Without a doubt, in these troubled times definitive action is necessary to stop these evil men from destroying the lives of our young girls.

What say you?

Roy.

P.S. A newspaper report by the Daily Mail, which first broke this story, is in trouble with Facebook who are threatening to sue The Mail over the piece that formed the basis for this blog. In order to ensure I do not get sued I have made a few changes. It would seem the Mail news item was not intended by the author to target Facebook as such, but this decision was taken by Mail editorial staff. Face book have said they feel their image has been damaged by the report and thus feel entitled to take legal action. The Daily Mail did change the title of the piece after objections were voiced, and have since printed a public apology.

%d bloggers like this: