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