KIDS LIVE SAFE: A Family Safety Blog

Amy Yu, a 16-year-old teenage girl who disappeared after being dropped off at the school bus stop, has been found by Mexican authorities. Yu was found on Saturday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico with 45-year-old Kevin Esterly. Read More

Denice Miracle surely lived up to her name when she essentially rescued two teenage girls from what law officials are calling a “human trafficking scheme“. Read More

According to Facebook, Messenger Kids is a new app that, “makes it easier for kids to safely video chat and message with family and friends when they can’t be together in person.” Read More

Gabriel Gonzalez, 27, of Texas, is facing multiple felony charges including “distribution of illicit material, production of child pornography and sexual intercourse with a minor,” according to a police statement. Read More

In 2018, the internet seems to be a double-edged sword- while it continues to evolve and open up endless possibilities, it also brings about new challenges. One of the greatest concerns regarding the online world is online safety especially when it comes to children. Read More

On January 24, 2018, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40-to-175 years in prison for sexually abusing young girls while working as a trainer for the USA Gymnastics team, and later as a Doctor at Michigan State University.  Read More

Dr. James Kohut, 57, is accused of molesting the children of different women he charmed across four different states including California and Nevada. He was arrested May 14 at a residence in Santa Cruz County on multiple felony charges including lewd acts with a child under 4. Read More

A group of university students from Melbourne helped put two pedophiles behind bars. They set up a fake online dating profile on Tinder posing as a 15-year-old girl as part of a social experiment  Read More

During an investigation stretching back to the summer of 2017, the Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Unit discovered that Trevor Ferrel, of Santa Maria, CA, was using a “false identity” on Facebook to try to get nude photos from underaged girls and get them to meet for sex. Read More

Big name brands such as Adidas, eBay, and Amazon find themselves in an advertisement crisis after their ads were featured on YouTube videos that gathered sexually inappropriate comments. Read More