Date: January 14, 2015
“You have to steel yourself to read the victim impact statements of the parents of Breck Bednar, the 14-year-old boy murdered by an internet predator four years his senior, Lewis Daynes.
I would go further in wanting the police and authorities to have as many tools needed to deal with online criminality – not only by predatory groomers like Daynes and child pornographers, but terrorists and cyber-criminals. As much as it pains my pre-motherhood self, who was an enthusiastic supporter of civil liberties, now I am a parent I am afraid I agree with the Prime Minister’s renewed attempt at allowing the security services to snoop on internet data. Civil liberties should be protected, but not at the cost of our freedom from terror and crime.”
…What will ever be good enough?…
Nothing will be good enough…because they lost their child and nothing, not even this endless fight against internet phantoms, is going to make up for what they have lost.
Poor kid…it is tragic…
…The internet does get used for bad intentions, sometimes.
…It also gets used for really complicated, yet necessary, things too.
People who have been traumatized…it seems they have to keep busy, fighting in any direction…otherwise, they may just go crazy with their grief…
There has got to be some way, to guide this in a better direction.