Child pornography and expoitation online is a growing global problem. And if you have children, the facts are more than just shocking and deeply disturbing. They’ll actually make you want to cry, vomit, or both. And it will make you want to do something.
I recently read an article in Readers Digest about how a lone cop created one of the largest online child pornography investigative units in the world. He dedication to fight the heinous crimes of internet child abusers was admirable, and brought about when he saw online photos of a 4-year-old girl being abused in the most horrifying ways. He later caught the perpetrator and continues his fight today.
Today, I received this email, asking me to “Light a Candle” for the innocent victims of internet child abusers. I immediately visited the site called Light A Million Candles, and lit my candle, which was the 735,612th. The site, which is part of the International Center For Missing and Exploited Children (which I’ll talk about in my next post), hopes to get the attention of the big guys (governments, politicians, financial institutions, ISP’s, tech companies and law enforcement agancies) to STOP making this horrendous practice such a viable commercial venture online, which destroys thousands of innocent children‘s lives. They don’t ask for money, they just ask that you lend your voice to support this exemplary cause.
The petition hopes to light one million candles by December 2006. Help STOP this evil practice and LIGHT A CANDLE NOW.
[tags]Kids,Child Pornography,Missing Kids,Child Exploitation[/tags]
Originally posted on October 18, 2006 @ 2:56 pm