Parents beware when your kids are surfing the internet.
That was the message of a press conference Monday held by Radnor Township Police Superintendent William Colarulo.
The child’s parents reported the incident, which remains under investigation, about a month ago.
Calling the contact with the minor “very disturbing,” Colarulo said, “An adult male from another state actually encouraged this child to send nude pictures of himself.
This was all done by a website.”The first thing parents tell their children is “don’t talk to strangers,” said Colarulo.
However, this website is set up to allow strangers to chat online with each other and through Kik Messenger, which allows people to video chat, as well.
Within moments they made contact with an adult man who wanted to talk to the “teenage girl.”“Ninety percent of the time, it’s males over the age of 18 exposing themselves,” said Colarulo. ” Their new correspondent wanted to send them pictures, he said. Going to the website’s video chat feature, Schreiber connected with several men who were in states of undress and apparently masturbating.“They keep searching and trolling the internet until they find a child,” Colarulo said.“We want to get the word out to the youth groups in the area and the parents,” he said. My concern is there are other sites like this.” A similar site is called Chatroulette, Schreiber said.“I’ve been a police officer for 32 years and I’ve never heard of this,” he said, telling reporters that he is not on Facebook or Twitter.“All you have to do is say hello and you’ll immediately be connected with someone. “I’m pretty sure most law enforcement agencies are new to this.