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  1. Ps104_33

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    I wonder if anyone has had to deal with this problem. My son told me that our church has to remove any pictures of children under the age of 18 from our Church web site because of all the recent abductions. Any one else hear of this?
     
  2. Don

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    I think it's a valid precaution. No sense in giving a pedophile "targets."
     
  3. Justified

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    YA! We bring our kids to church in gunny sacks, so the perverts won't see them. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    On our family web site we have lots of pix of the grand babies - but have had to "hide" them after we saw hit after hit on pix of them in the tub.

    We scratch our heads, but there ARE lots of perverts out there. No use to subject our loved ones -- and youth groups, etc -- to such abuse.
     
  5. LindaB

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    It is a wise thing to do, I dont even design baby galleries anymore for new parents without requiring them to password protect the site.
     
  6. Mrs KJV

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    Do you know Pastor Gregory?
     
  7. SaggyWoman

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    Well, too, I think you should have permission to post pictures of others, anyway.

    There are companies that provide pictures that would serve well for websites. At first, I thought this was impersonal, but actually, it is probably a good idea. People change, come and go, and die. But generic pictures live forever. Sort of. You don't want those seventies pictures with wide suitcoat flaps, though.
     
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    Hi,

    I just adopted a wee boy a couple of weeks ago and I have been advised by many freinds not to post his picture over the net for many of the same reasons above.
     
  9. Don

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    Well, let's see. I want to grab a kid, but I don't want to get one just down the block; too close to home. Hey, hold up; what's this? Why, there's a church web page in Kentucky; and look at that page full of tasty little morsels. Even got the address and service times posted. Maybe I'll take a drive next weekend....

    Justified, you and I usually see eye-to-eye on just about everything, even though I've never told you that before.

    However, you really want to tick me off? Joke and mock and "roll your eyes" about the safety of our children.

    [ September 08, 2002, 06:49 PM: Message edited by: Don ]
     
  10. LindaB

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    I was just asked to redesign a youth ministry website in North Carolina. I spoke to the YP (youth pastor) about the bios he had on the site about his kids. he said it isnt a problem and refused to change them
    I went to the site, and got personal info, and within an hour I had contacted 13 out of 25 of his kids.
    and you know what? the only info he listed was
    AOL username, email,town, birthday,first name,church and high school attended.Also listed were their favorite things, etc. Great way to strike up a conversation with a teenager online.
    Be careful.
     
  11. Sularis

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    Wow - yer kids must be mighty ignorant of the world

    I congratulate you - it aint easy keeping someone that innocent

    I posted my address - and info and everything about me when i was 15 (course I wasn't ever that goodlookin' - Some people post more about themselves - then i ever did/do, and at far younger ages

    However, i must agree about posting pics of kids who arent able to hurt you by punching or kicking isnt a wise thing, but then again why would a church be posting pics of each person by themself? Thats like crazy....

    However doesnt your church have usher sweeps? - ie my parents/my old church had/has? a parking lot usher, building usher - in conjunction with standard ushers, and they would walk around their areas, and direct people to designated areas, like washroom, auditorium, and police station - And yes if someone was sent to washroom we would assume 1 minute time, continue sweep, and return after a minute and go in and wash our hands, If we didnt run across the individual, we'd notify the parking lot usher, and if after a sweep, i didnt find him again, would inform head usher, who would then detail a few folk to assist.
     
  12. LindaB

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    Do you know Pastor Gregory?</font>[/QUOTE]Hi Mrs KJV
    nope I dont know Pastor Gregory
     

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