Are Your Kids Being Safe On-Line?  Protect Your Family.

My Net Shepherd was created to help parents shepherd their children without taking away their independence and social interaction.

Our Mission

"Our goal is to give parents information and tools that they can use to keep their kids safe online. Safety should always be a priority over privacy when it comes to our children. If you believe that you should not invade your children's privacy for any reason, then this site may offend you. As a parent, you have a right and an obligation to do everything in your power to ensure the well being and safety of your kids!

"People who do not believe that their children could ever become victimized online are living in an unrealistic world. Regardless of if your child makes 'As' or not, that child has the potential to become victimized through online technologies. I think it is very important for parents of all socioeconomic status and with all different roles in society to take this problem very seriously."

—Melissa Morrow, Supervisory Special Agent, Child Exploitation Squad, FBI

"Monitor your child's access to all types of live electronic communications (i.e., chat rooms, instant messages, Internet Relay Chat, etc.), and monitor your child's e-mail. Computer-sex offenders almost always meet potential victims via chat rooms. After meeting a child on-line, they will continue to communicate electronically often via e-mail."

—U.S. Dept. of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation "A Parents Guide to Internet Safety"

Link to full article:  "A Parents Guide to Internet Safety"

What you need to know & Recent Statistics
  • Nude and sexually explicit photos of anyone under the age of 17/18 years old is considered under the law to be child pornography and can lead to federal prosecution by those who produce and distribute these images. Many unsuspecting teens have found themselves on the sex offenders' registry
  • Sexting and self pornification among youth are at crisis levels
  • 40% of teens and young adults have sent a sext (Barna 2016)
  • 15% of teen sexters sent texts to someone who they just met (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 2008)
  • There are no take backs online and nothing is truly private. Reputations and lives have been ruined when sexting goes bad ... when a sexted photo or video goes public and or viral. Revenge porn, sextortion, and cyberbullying are harmful consequences that lead to devastation.
  • 62% of teens and young adults have received a sext (Barna 2016)
  • 44% of teens say it is common for sexually suggestive text messages to get shared with people other than the intended recipient. (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 2008)
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