mSpy Cell Phone Monitoring
Shannon's Nightmare - Part 2
Shannon didn't tell her parents about the incident
on the way home from the ball park that day. She didn't want them
to make a scene and stop her from walking home from the softball
games. Parents were always overreacting and hers were the worst.
It made her wish she was not an only child. Maybe if she had brothers
and sisters, her parents wouldn't be so overprotective.
By Thursday, Shannon had forgotten about the footsteps following
her. Her game was in full swing when suddenly she felt someone
staring at her. It was then that the memory came back. She glanced
up from her second base position to see a man watching her closely.
He was leaning against the fence behind first base and he smiled
when she looked at him. He didn't look scary and she quickly dismissed
the fear she had felt. After the game, he sat on a bleacher while
she talked to the coach. She noticed his smile once again as she
walked past him. He nodded and she smiled back. He noticed her
name on the back of her shirt. He knew he had found her.
Quietly, he walked a safe distance behind her. It was only a few
blocks to Shannon's home, and once he saw where she lived he quickly
returned to the park to get his car. Now all he had to do was
wait. He decided to get a bite to eat until the time came to go
to Shannon's house. He drove to a fast food restaurant and sat
there until time to make his move.
Shannon was in her bedroom later that evening when she heard
in the living room. "Shannon, come here," her father
called. He sounded upset and she couldn't imagine why. She went
into the room to see the man from the ballpark sitting on the
sofa. "Sit down," her father began, "this man has
just told us a most interesting story about you." Shannon
moved cautiously to a chair across from the man.
How could he tell her parents anything? She had never seen him
"Do you know who I am Shannon?" the man asked.
"No," Shannon answered.
"I am a police officer and your online friend, GoTo123."
Shannon was stunned. "That's impossible! GoTo is a kid my
age! He's 14 and he lives in Michigan!"
The man smiled. "I know I told you all that, but it wasn't
true. You see, Shannon, there are people on-line who pretend to
be kids; I was one of them. But while others do it to find kids
and hurt them, I belong to a group of parents who do it to protect
kids from predators. I came here to find you to teach you how
dangerous it is to give out too much information to people on-line.
You told me enough about yourself to make it easy for me to find
you. Your name, the school you went to, the name of your ball
team and the position you played. The number and name on your
jersey just made finding you a breeze."
Shannon was stunned. "You mean you don't live in Michigan?"
He laughed. "No, I live in Raleigh. It made you feel safe
to think I was so far away, didn't it?"
"I had a friend whose daughter was like you. Only she wasn't
as lucky. The guy found her and murdered her while she was home
Kids are taught not to tell anyone when they are alone, yet they
do it all the time on-line. The wrong people trick you into giving
out information a little here and there on-line. Before you know
it, you have told them enough for them to find you without even
realizing you have done it.
I hope you've learned a lesson from this and won't do it again"
"I won't," Shannon promised solemnly.
"Will you tell others about this so they will be safe, too?"
"It's a promise!"
That night Shannon and her dad and mom all knelt down together
and prayed. They thanked God for protecting Shannon from what
could have been a tragic situation.
Please tell as many people with kids that you can not to give
out information about themselves. If you have kids, then you might
want to think seriously about a monitoring
program as a precautionary measure to protect your kids. This
world we live in today is too dangerous to even give out your
age, let alone anything else.