Keeping your children safe online is getting harder and harder. On April 15, 2015 the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas Physician-in-Training Permit of Abdussamed Kose, M.D. after determining he poses a continuing threat to public welfare.
The Texas Medical Board panel found that on March 30, 2015, Dr. Kose engaged in a chat online with an individual who represented to Dr. Kose that she was an underage female (Minor). The online discussion between Dr. Kose and Minor turned sexual in nature and led to Dr. Kose travelling to Minor’s home to have sex with her. Unbeknownst to Dr. Kose, Minor was an undercover police officer posing as a minor online during an undercover sting operation to identify individuals using the Internet to meet and solicit minors for sex. When Dr. Kose arrived at Minor’s home, he was arrested for Online Solicitation of a Minor. The temporary suspension will remain in place until the Board takes further action.
Friends this is a 50-year-old doctor who graduated from medical school and was in the middle of a four-year residency at the University of Texas Medical School. All we can say is this boil’s down to CHARACTER. Dr. Kose is obviously lacking character and mentally deranged. How ironic he’s studying to be a psychiatrist….
Children and young people spend a lot of time online though it’s a great way for them to socialize, explore and fun it also subjects them to the risks and dangers online such as inappropriate content, including pornography, ignoring age restrictions, friending or communicating with people they don’t know, grooming and sexual abuse, sharing personal information, and gambling or running up debits. As the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Every childhood is worth fighting for.
Talk to your child openly and regularly. Have a family discussion and set boundaries and agree on what’s appropriate and what is not. Explore sites and apps together.
Have The Conversation Early And Often
- Explore online together
- Know whom your child is talking to online
- Set rules and agree to boundaries
- Make sure that content is age appropriate
- Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content
- Check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools
Ask Your Child If They Know How To
- Block someone
- Where reporting functions are
- How to keep information private
Shelagh McManus an Online Safety Advocate for security software Norton by Symantec said it right “If you wouldn’t do it fact to face – Don’t do it online”
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- Texas Medical Board
- The Guardian