Disney Theme Parks Attract Sexual Predators

Aug 28, 2014

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The Internet and Florida theme parks have one thing in common: they both attract adolescents and sexual predators.

Although Disneyworld continually works at making the popular theme park one of the safest and “happiest places on earth,” they have still had questionable characters slip through the cracks when it comes to hiring employees. In less than 10 years, 35 Disney workers have been charged for sex crimes against children.

Disneyworld, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld attract millions of visitors a year, with over half of those being children and young teens.  Polk County, Florida Sherriff Grady Judd stated “Wherever you find children, you’ll find sexual predators that want to be there.”

The sex crimes range from arranging meetings with minors and sending explicit images, to possessing child porn.  Between June 10 and July 1, one universal employee and four Disney employees were arrested for having child pornography. 

Disney does not take this matter lightly and they are doing their part. They work with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well as require each applicant and employee to undergo ongoing criminal background checks. Because many of the arrests have been related to possessing and viewing child pornography, Disney constantly monitors computers and installs firewalls.

While none of the offenses have happened directly at the parks, that is where they were initiated. Disney is doing their part, and parents need to continue to do theirs.

Net Nanny products including Net Nanny Social, provide a way for parents to monitor their child’s online activities and chats. Net Nanny will warn the administrator when a user has attempted to visit a harmful site. Net Nanny Social keeps a log of every message, and friend request that a child receives in their social media networks.

Protect your child from strangers- even if they do work at the happiest place on earth.

Visit http://www.netnanny.com/ for more information about online safety.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/15/disney-employees-child-sex-charges_n_5587395.html