Parents, I have warned you time and time again that World of Warcraft is a sick, dangerous game that has caused high school drop outs, AIDS and drug use among our nation’s youth.
Now due to World of Warcraft, yet another innocent child has had his youth robbed from him by a gaming pervert. When will we put an end to this madness.
This harrowing story begins in the quaint town of Barrie, Ontario. It was a Tuesday evening when a 16-year-old Barrie child, Andrew Cane, casually asked his mother and father if they would drive him to a hotel in the nearby town of Midland.
Perplexed, his parents refused and did not know that their innocent child asked to go to this hotel because he was the victim of a World of Warcraft predator. Young Andrew Cane wanted to go to the hotel to meet a 42-year-old woman who had developed a secret relationship with him over the internet and World of Warcraft. As a parent, this is your worst nightmare.
As the light of day exited and the night arose, at 2am the front door of the Kane household creaked open. Marlene Kane was in her room when she heard the front door open. Her son had sneaked from the home.
Not knowing where he son had gone in the dead of the lonely night, all the poor, frightened Mrs. Kane had to go by was a trail of web chats that lead to Houston, Texas. Houston, the far-away hometown of the adult who was preying upon her son.
It was not until 2 days later when the child missing due to World of Warcraft was found. The boy, only in Grade 11, was feverishly searched for for all that time by his parents, who pleaded and appealed for his safe return home.
By this point in time, police suspected a 42-year-old mother of four was the child goblin; her name, Lauri Price. Allegedly, Price had flow to Toronto and then drove a rental car to meet the teen. They crossed paths and developed a secret relationship while playing the dangerous game of World of Warcraft.
“All they had to do was read the chat logs and they were immediately concerned,” Ms. Kane said of her son’s relationship with the woman. “He said she was his soulmate.”
Parents, World of Warcraft is an evil online swords-and-sorcery game that has caused disaster in homes and families worldwide.
It strikes fear in your heart and my heart to know that every year, over 800,000 children younger than 18 are missing each year. That is more that 2,000 of our children each day.
How often do you leave your child alone in his or her room, talking the night away with online strangers? It is only a matter of simple suggestion for them to trick your kid into meeting them in a seedy hotel or a black’s drug alley, where they will meet exploitation, prostitution and a possible stabbing death.
Over 60% of children who play online video games are accosted by strangers, meaning before long one is going to offer your kids to meet up with them in secret. Your teen may be tricked into it and you will not know until you see them dead on the 5 o’clock news.
Parents, I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to ban your child from World of Warcraft. It is a dangerous, evil game and has no place in the life of a child you want to live until adulthood.