Montgomery, Texas (PRWEB) December 5, 2005
When Traci Hogg placed her son, Jake, on eBay, auctioning the advertising rights on Jake’s clothing for one month, she was unaware it would lead to a national campaign to put an end to Internet predators. S CALL Communications, L.L.P., the makers of ChatGuard http://www.chatprotection.com, a software program which blocks user names of sexual predators from children in chat rooms, was the winning bidder.
Jake has since become ChatGuard’s product ambassador, displaying the ChatGuard badge on his clothing, writing about various adventures in his BLOG, and now becoming the poster child for Project J.O.E. (Jake’s Operation Extinction) http://www.chatprotection.com/phpBB2/index.php.
The goal of Project J.O.E. is to rid the Internet of predators by the time Jake is old enough to surf the web. Project J.O.E. unites individuals such as parents, law enforcement, politicians and organizations via a message board to exchange information, ask questions and join forces to stop the sexual solicitation of children.
"If there are loopholes in the laws that protect these predators, then we want to change them", says Mike Simms, president and founder of S CALL. Lawyers are able to get charges reduced and even dismissed because these predators are being caught by officers posing as children, rather than underage children reporting the crime. Some states do not even recognize sexual chat, no matter what age, as a crime. It only becomes a crime if the predator comes in contact or sets up a meeting with the intent of having sex with the child.
"The difference with ChatGuard is that the log files we collect are a result of actual solicitations to children running the software; so now there is a victim to the solicitation. "This allows us to report these predators to states which consider sexual solicitation a crime and solicitors can be fined up to $10,000", says Mike. Hopefully, Project J.O.E. will allow us to develop a team of legal volunteers, and change laws to make it a fine for anyone soliciting a child. Law enforcement can then access the logs files, issue citations and hit these guys in the pocket book, which is usually the best form of sending a message.
Jake and his family hope that this project will bring together concerned individuals who truly want to make a difference and stop this crime.
About S Call Communications, L.L.P.
S Call Communications, a privately held company based in Montgomery, Texas, is a technology developer in the fields of telecommunications and computer software aimed at improving personal security for its users. S Call specializes in practical, easy-to-use communications applications that provide safeguards designed to protect families and individuals against predators, but do not interfere with daily routines.
About Mike Simms
Mike Simms, president and founder of S Call Communications, has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including technology development, deployment, and management of voice and data networks. His critical insights into the market, coupled with access to the latest technological trends, have enabled him to build S Call’s core platforms efficiently and quickly. His strong sense of family values and personal security drives the company’s mission and product development.
Mike Simms can be reached at (936) 499-9371.