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Expert offers tips for keeping children safe from predators

In a rapidly-evolving world, protecting a child's innocence is on the minds of many parents.

John Rabun Jr. is one of the founders of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, his message for keeping a child safe is to think like a child. Take the old adage, don't talk to strangers.

But what's a stranger to a 6-year-old? He advises parents to define the word stranger, to tell children, "Don't go off with anyone without asking mom and dad first."

Those tips will keep children safe on a playground, but what about the digital playground. Police and sheriff's deputies advise parents to know their children's passwords to email and social media accounts. Some parents say that's invading a child's privacy.

Don't count Tim Seyden among them. He's a father of three who brought his children to the YMCA Wednesday evening. His 10-year-old twins just got Twitter accounts.

Rabun said the key to keeping children safe online is actually pretty low tech - communication. If your children feel like they can talk to you about anything, that they should talk to you about anything, they probably will.

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