This is a post I really don’t want to write, it’s actually making me feel sick as I type and I’m not really sure how to put what I have to say into words especially when I’m so angry and sickened with some of the people who come to my blog each day.
We all know how marvellous the internet is, it allows us to find information in seconds, book a holiday, purchase shopping, talk to relatives via video call, study for a degree and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Unfortunately there is also a downside to the internet, I suppose there has to be to balance out the good, it’s always the way.
Back in 2011 I wrote a post about a new shampoo I had tried on Lucie’s hair, if you’re not a regular reader of my blog Lucie is my teenage daughter who will be 15 this year. The blog post in question was titled Naked for Kids 2 in 1 Jam Sandwiches Shampoo, I was excited to share this post with my readers because the shampoo was 97% natural and contained no parabens, SLS or petrochemicals, we loved it and I wanted other people who had children with eczema to love it too. I hadn’t been blogging for that long at the time of writing so my pictures were small however in my opinion they gave a good indication to how the product worked. What I wasn’t prepared for when I wrote the post was the sheer volume of search terms that has brought perverts to my blog since 2011.
I get on average between 65-70 hits a day on collective search terms using the word ‘naked’ I personally don’t count these when I’m asked for my stats as I know they are not true blog readers they are unfortunately sad and twisted people who are looking for something my blog can’t offer them. I’ve thought about deleting the post or changing the title but why should I? I’m not in the wrong here, the company who designed the shampoo obviously thought it was an acceptable name to use!
I googled the name of the shampoo and found that the first link on every page was a link to report child abuse imagery to google, how horrifying.
Both of my blogs are read by my friends and family, my daughter and hopefully my son when he is old enough to read, it’s a space for me to share thoughts, feelings, document products we have used, places we have been and it gives those close to us who no longer live near to us a chance to feel more connected to my little family. I know that because my pictures and information is stored on this blog that it can be viewed by anyone in the world, my pictures can be taken and used and my information copied I’ve seen it happen to bloggers many times even though it’s illegal.
I was reading my summarised search terms over the past 30 days earlier and as some of the search terms are becoming rather sickening it’s prompted me to write this post mainly to vent and also to make sure people remember that it’s not only likeminded people who stumble upon blogs but depraved perverts too. below are a selection of the search terms used to find my blog, what makes me sick is the fact that each person who landed on my page and realised that I wasn’t offering what the wanted probably did manage to find a picture of an innocent child who no longer has their innocence.
This is my blog, my space, my family, you won’t find any naked children here no matter what disgusting search terms you use, the only nakedness you will see is a shampoo which is 97% natural and contains no parabens, SLS or petrochemicals.
On this blog you will find a family, happy children playing with toys, adventures on a day out, people wearing clothes, people using skin and body products and children being children.
I never imagined back in 2011 that a simple bottle of shampoo would be something I would be talking about years later. I talk to my daughter about internet safety on a weekly basis, I’ll do the same thing with my son when he’s old enough to go online. Internet safety for children is a huge worry for me as it should be for any parent, I get a constant reminder each day when I look at my search terms about how many immoral and sick people there are in society each day and I can only hope that one day someone develops a way to eradicate all forms of child abuse so we’re free to talk about a shampoo that contains no nasties without perverts looking at our children and our children can be safe online.
If you do have any concerns about Images you have seen online or have any concerns about the welfare of children the following links may be of use:
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
Fair Play for Children