Her parents were at the police station filing a missing person report. The 12 year old did not run from her own house, she left a friends house. Her mother, whom I know personally, did nothing but hawk over her computer and watch. How was she supposed to know that a friend named Ashlee Courtney was a deviant pedophile. I blame his parents for making it so easy for his warped ass to hide in plain sight. NEVER comment on what a parent does until you get ALL the facts.
There was just a news item about this type of thing in Seattle (just in general). Showed a dad playing the game with his kids, and wearing headsets to talk/listen with the other players. They said the average age for the war game stuff is 32 or something!
In the news thing, the dad said the kids can only play when he is around, and if he isn’t playing the sound goes on the speakers.
Still - hard to watch kids all the time, and over at friend’s with less rules, etc.
The only thing my kids have is facebook - and mom has their passwords, etc. and looks on once in awhile. Oh - and the computer she and the kids use is in the living room. They do have laptops for school-work that has pandora music on them. (They are sooooooo deprived!)
And they still find ways to get in trouble.