I have been doing some TV watching lately and happened to tune in to Oprah this week when she had her show on internet predators and child exploitation. Her show was pretty shocking, and I guess I really did not know how prevalent the issue has become. I was pretty bothered by what was shown and she urged everyone to get involved in the cause. And I did! And you should too!
Please go to her website and support the Protect our Children Act by calling or emailing your state senators. There is a form letter you can copy and paste to your senators in your state. It took me about 10 minutes to fill out the form and submit to 2 senators.
Hundreds of thousands of children are victims of sexual abuse each year. Due to the sheer lack of resources, law enforcement is unable to follow up on the majority of leads they have.
The PROTECT Our Children Act will:
* Authorize over $320 million over the next five years in desperately needed funding for law enforcement to investigate child exploitation.
* Mandate that child rescue be a top priority for law enforcement receiving federal funding.
* Allocate funds for high-tech computer software that can track down Internet predators.