BROOKLANDVILLE, Md. - At the Redrick home, it's time for another conversation on keeping kids safe while online.
"Less than half a second you can have a new friend," said Mia Redrick, mother of three.
Redrick educates other parents. She also received the letter from her children’s school, saying someone had a sexual video chat with two teenaged girls.
"I think you need to know how the platforms work. I think you need to know how the friending system works. What level of sharing is. A lot of parents have no idea what a share is, what a tweet is, what a like is," said Redrick.
As parents get nosy, know this. Police say there were four screen names the predator used: J. P. Smith, Brian Pond, JPL42, and /or MatLax.
The first happened last summer; the second was last week. Both girls who ended up in a chat room with a predator attend St. Paul's School for Girls in Brooklandville.
"Social media is not the enemy - Facebook, Twitter, and whatever comes next isn't what's causing the problem. The problem is the people who are using it," said Adam Rosenberg, Executive Director, Baltimore Child Abuse Center.
Rosenberg says kids are as vulnerable on the playground as they are online.
"We wouldn't leave our kids going to a playground or mall or some other space if we hadn't seen it and felt comfortable with it first," said Rosenberg.
If the conversation starts at home, it may travel to school, as it did for Redrick's 12-year-old daughter.
"We basically talk about how we wouldn't accept anybody that we don't know because you never know what could happen," said Alex Redrick.
Police are investigating the two incidents, but they ask anyone with a similar story to come forward.
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