"Protect our Chidren" is hosted by Eyewitness News Anchor Lori Stokes, and deals with the explosion of sexting and the effect it has on teens, who are being trapped once pictures go public and they lose control of them. Sextortion rings of pedophiles and sex traffickers are now more common than we realize. The special also deals with the issues of consent and safe dating.
Here are resourcs seen in our show.
Protect Our Children: Sexting and Sextortion Vs. Safe Dating
WEB ADDRESSES & PHONE NUMBERS
National Center For Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
800-THE LOST (843-5678)
National Runaway Safeline
Crisis Text Line
Text "Start" to 741-741
Rape Abuse& Incest National Network
Suffolk County Computer Crimes Unit
Long Island Crisis Center
Runaway Hotline 516-679-1111
NYC's 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline
In emergencies call 911
Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP):
PEER Program for Adolescents.
Mental Health America
For Resources & Expert Advice
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24 Hour Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Date Safe Project