Police were contacted by a concerned parent Friday afternoon after a 9-year-old child was asked for inappropriate photographs from an unknown individual while using an app on a tablet.
Police remind parents to supervise their youth in the virtual world just as they would in the real world.
Set rules about household internet use; always keep computers in a high traffic area; know your child’s user name/passwords and contacts; realize that anything posted online is permanent; be careful with webcams – your image can be captured; don’t say anything online you wouldn’t in real life.
The Norfolk County OPP Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is being asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.