Online Grooming: The Grooming of Adults | with Dottie Laster:
On today's episode, Dottie Laster returns with a truly shocking story about an adult being groomed. As parents, we pour our hearts and souls into raising our kids. Spending countless moments filling them with love and building an unbreakable trust. A trust we believe will stand the test of time and will be impervious to anyone trying to break that bond. As parents raising our kids in the world of smartphones, tablets, and online connectedness, we are fighting an uphill battle, unlike anything seen in history. The devices we hold dear, are producing the effects of addiction. Just like any addiction, the effects make people behave in ways that are uncharacteristic. It is this dependency, that groomers are adept at exploiting.
Today we are going to hear how important it is to prepare our kids, to give them the tools they will need as adults to understand how to use technology appropriately because a lifetime of love and trust can be destroyed in 18 months.
Dottie Laster is a big supporter of this show, I thank you Dottie for the support you have given me. Thank you for sharing this story with us, so that we may learn, so that we may become aware!
Thanks to Shane Yoder and his team at puttheminasong.com for the theme music, thanks to Ed Luby for the Awareness Logo, and thanks to my family for allowing me to do my part to help raise awareness.