I am sure everyone has heard about the huge child abuse network that was smashed, children rescued and people arrested in the news lately. But while reading (and trying to ignore the awful details that the media loves to dole out) I came across a post about how the CEO of The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, (who headed this up) gets flak for not locking up every pedophile out there, and was encouraging people to email their support and thanks.
I just want to say thanks. Thanks for doing a job that I can’t even imagine doing, because I can’t even grasp what you have to do day to day. Thank you for getting out of bed on the days that it must feel like evil is winning and you are only one small person in an organization trying to make a difference. Thank you for the kids you have saved, the tragedies you may have prevented in advance, and the steel to keep on going after those you know are out there.
I know that abuse happens right around us, I am not blind. And that’s not even going into thanking the people around me who work with children in my own city. But for years, predators have viewed the internet as a safety zone, a place to freely take advantage of children. This is a fantastic step in the right direction.
Now I am going to freaking hug my kids really tightly before I go to bed.