Kinsley Smith doesn’t have a care in the world, as she swings away under the watchful eye of her mother.
And for now, she can just enjoy being a child…unaware of predators targeting children like her.
“Your first job I think as parent is to protect them, and you know she’s not to that age yet where she knows how to use a computer but other people do,” says Jody Smith.
Facebook is teaming up with Microsoft to fight child porn. And a new program called photo D-N-A is tracking down images of kids…photos that could be inappropriate, even criminal.
“What photo DNA does…is that it identifies pictures that are already identified under the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s database, and right when it gets uploaded to facebook, it’s going to be immediately flagged,” says Jason Weis.
Weis is with “Stop Child Trafficking Now” and his group recently partnered with facebook.
“It is one giant step towards making it even more uncomfortable for predators online,” says Weis.
Generally, predators have always been one step ahead of technology until now.
And for Jody Smith, that gives her some peace of mind.
“You know, the more you see out in the world, the more you have to be aware of it and I guess I hadn’t been in that situation before, but now having a child, it definitely brings that to light,” he says.
Something Jason and facebook are working hard to do every day.
“As a community, we really need to step up and give these children a voice that is screaming for us to come and get them,” says Weis.