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02.16.07

New Web site to Help Keep Kids Safe Online

PIR, P911, LMIRL.

Do you know what these acronyms mean?

If you have a child who loves to chat it up online... you need to...

Because there's a chance they could be exchanging this lingo with a predator.

A lot of people we spoke with don't know what those phrases mean...

That's why the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has launched a great web site to get you clued in to help keep your child safe online.

PIR

"I have no idea."

Parents in room.

P911

"Nope I don't know what that is either."

My parents are coming.

LMIRL - -let's meet in real life.

Online lingo your child may be exchanging with friends...

"I'm addicted, I'm on all the time," says Maddison Dawson.

Or worse a sexual predator.

"A lot of people can look attractive online and but it doesn't mean that they're nice people," says Sheila Blackburn. 

That's why netsmartz411.org

Is now up and running...

To link parents up with all those abbreviations...

As well as other Internet safety information.

From what to look out for if you think your child is talking to a predator...

To asking an expert a question, it's all there.

"I'm glad they came out with something like that especially me I'm not too familiar with computers and kids know more than I do," says Carlos Ramos.

"I can go online and see their secrets and learn some of the things I need to look out for," says Blackburn.

All in effort to keep them safe.

And for parents that's nice to know.

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