With Colorado’s schools shut down and sports cancelled, many children and teenagers are spending a lot more time online during coronavirus stay-at-home orders. That’s a big concern for one of Colorado’s top internet child exploitation investigators.
“Parents really have to watch what their children are doing. Because the predators are watching your children, and they’re looking for the perfect opportunity,” said Lt. Christina Sheppard of the Colorado Springs Police Department, who supervises the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.
In a conversation with Insight’s John Ferrugia, Lt. Sheppard shared advice for parents on how to keep their children safe when they are using the internet more often.