“These are alarming stories and they scare people, but people need to be scared at times to realize there are dangers in our community,” said reserve Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “There are people who are taking advantage of our youths due to their online activities and this situation could have turned out terribly if it hadn’t been for the two City of Nanaimo employees who took it upon themselves to make one phone call. That’s all it took. One phone call. Their sense of awareness was spot on … They did the right thing and called the police.”
Photo credit to UnsplashEXPERTS ADVISE PARENTS NOT TO ALLOW TEENS TO USE COMPUTERS AND PHONE IN THEIR BEDROOMS. THEIR SAFETY TRUMPS THEIR NEED FOR PRIVACY.
"A concerned father contacted Victoria police on Jan. 29 after learning that a 35-year-old man gave alcohol to his teenage daughter and her friend. The man was not known to the family and did not have any other relationship with the teenagers."