SSF says it hopes to get 1 million signatures by the end of the 2012 school year.
The Safe Surfin’ Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to protecting children from Internet predators, has published an Online Safety Contract for parents, grandparents and guardians. Signatories to the contract commit themselves to six actions to protect their children.
“Current studies that 1 in 7 children will be solicited for sex online. Your child is worth making the simple commitments below,” the introduction to the petition reads.
“Most parents don’t understand how much of a danger Internet predators pose. Children are abused by people they communicate with through the Internet far more than is realized and it happens in every community,” said Sheriff Michael Brown, the chairman of SSF’s board.
The contract will allow SSF to develop a database that will enable it to mobilize supporters for action, facilitate cooperative programs with schools and provide parents,
grandparents and guardians with advice, news updates and educational materials.
Getting 1 million signatures is a “bold goal and a mammoth undertaking,” but said it could save thousands of children from being victimized.
He predicted that if schools and houses of worship send the petition to parents asking them to sign it, then SSF will achieve its goal. The SSF Online Safety Contract can be accessed here: