LIFEalerts – Paedophilia


Russian father who killed ‘paedophile’ friend should not face murder charge, say locals

A father detained for ‘killing a paedophile’ who ‘raped’ his daughter aged just eight years old should not face a murder charge, insist Russians in a groundswell of support. Alleged child sex attacker Oleg Sviridov, 32, kept mobile phone videos of his abuse of several children in Vintai village in the Russia‘s Samara region, according to law enforcement officials. Rocket engine factory worker Vyacheslav M, 34, was drinking with his friend Sviridov, when he saw footage on the man’s phone showing him raping Vyacheslav’s daughter, now nine. The father immediately confronted Sviridov, who ran away before Vyacheslav could act. The paedophile was a close friend of Vyacheslav’s family and had baby-sat his daughter whom he sexually abused on multiple occasions. More

South Africa – Don’t post pictures of your kids online

Murray Hunter, digital rights activist and author of Boris the BabyBot, a children’s book about data privacy and surveillance says it’s important to set boundaries. In the book, Hunter shows that surveillance is an invisible risk. Too often it’s difficult for us to understand our privacy and the value of our data until it is too late. Apart from real world dangers like paedophillia and kidnapping, there are also other dangers like data collection. Allowing access to the images of children feeds into nefarious online strategies like consumer manipulation, electoral manipulation, racial profiling and political repression. So the best thing is to remember to be cautious, understand your reasons for posting, get consent from your children and be as safe as possible. More