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Internet Tracking Software Available for Free

MAY 11, 2006 -- Computer Cop is a program that can help protect your children from internet predators. Typically, it would cost $40, but New Hanover County is handing out the software for free.

WECT helped produce the program. We videotaped Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey, and District Attorney Ben David doing a promotion for the software. It's a message that will pop up when the program is loaded into a computer.

The program will scan a computer and pop up websites that children have visited and words that a predator may be using to seduce children.

Ben David will pass out 200 copies of Computer Cop at New Hanover County's annual PTA banquet at UNCW. If you would like a copy, you can pick one up at the New Hanover County Jail, the Wilmington Police Department or the New Hanover County Courthouse.

The sheriff's office plans to hold seminars to teach parents how to navigate the software.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer

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