The reason may lie in the very nature of the Internet itself.Investigators say it's fueling a new class of sexual deviant that defies a conventional profile.They are diverse group of people with different backgrounds and experiences, dedicated to offering support.RAINN carefully vets, trains, and monitors the performance of all staff members.By outward appearances, Christina Long didn't seem like a troubled teen.She was a cheerleader, an altar girl and a 6th-grade honor student at St. But Christina's life came to end last May, when the 13-year-old was killed by a man she had met online.The Online Hotline works like other instant messaging and online chat systems, but with enhanced security measures.You'll enter a private chat with a trained RAINN support specialist and chat live by typing messages back and forth.
Identify the experiences that trigger your flashbacks.Her story may have been one of the first Internet-related deaths of a child, but it is not an isolated case, reports Correspondent Vicki Mabrey in a broadcast that first aired last fall.Even FBI and police stings haven't stopped the huge increase in children who are targeted online for sex.In addition, each chat is overseen by a highly trained Online Hotline Supervisor to ensure all visitors have a positive and helpful hotline experience.When you are done chatting with the support specialist, you have the opportunity to leave feedback for RAINN about your experience with the Online Hotline. User feedback helps us to continuously improve the Online Hotline and offer a service that best fits our users’ needs.
Riling says she would periodically check on Christina's computer use."Without letting her know I was invading her privacy," says Riling. When the detectives got America Online to grant them access, Riling made a shocking discovery."I realized that she was talking to strangers," Riling says, "not kids from school.