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Keep your kids safe from online predators

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(WMC-TV) - As if you parents out there need another reason to monitor your kids' time on the Internet, here is another…

An undercover investigation by U.S. postal inspectors nabbed dozens of child predators trolling the web for kids and sex.

Postal inspectors set up sting operations nationwide to identify, target, and arrest child pornographers.

Their targets took the bait.

"He requested more information which led to him purchasing what he believed was child pornography from us," said U.S. Postal Inspector Wylie Christopher.

Inspectors delivered the package.

The suspect accepted it, and then executed a search warrant of his home.

"We found printed images as well as digital images of child exploitation and more specifically child pornography in his residence," said Christopher.

Here are some tips to keep your children safe online:

Parents are urged to familiarize yourself with social networking, file sharing, and online communication sites that your children are using.

Keep your computers in an open area of your home.

Always ask questions if you sense your child is feeling uncomfortable about something.

If you think someone is soliciting your child online, do not delete any of the material and do not shut down your computer. Inspectors need that for evidence. Instead, save it and report it by clicking here.

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