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Dangers to kids all too real in virtual world

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For Ken Prillaman, allowing children to go online before they're educated about Internet safety is not much different than handing car keys to a 12-year-old.

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But just how dangerous the Internet can be only became apparent to the Brooklyn Park, Minn., fire chief after one of his daughters was targeted -- not once, but twice -- by online predators.

"For the first time, we had a threat we didn't know how to protect her from," Ken said.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.
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