AFA Parental alert for McDonald’s and Starbucks

The American Family Association (AFA) is reporting that, “Public Wi-Fi hotspots are attracting pedophiles and sex offenders to McDonald’s – where we bring our children to eat and play – and where illegal p*rn can be accessed easily with anonymity. According to federal officers, open Wi-Fi like that at McDonald’s, Starbucks, and other companies is being increasingly used to traffic child p*rnography and the sexual solicitation of children – serious criminal felonies that are hard to stop because of the anonymity offered by open Wi-Fi.”

“He spent 12-15 hours per day at the McDonald’s because of the free Wi-Fi. Tonight, a sex offender is arrested – caught using free internet in public to download child p*rnography…

Detectives say the 25-year-old spent the past two years using the free Wi-Fi at the McDonald’s… He worked on his computer and was a known regular of sorts in the children’s play area at the restaurant.”News story here.

AFA notes, “Because there are no filters to block online p*rnography and child p*rnography in these restaurants that so many families like yours and mine frequent, this toxic illegal content is readily available in every Starbucks and McDonald’s in America.”

The best way to combat this growing trend – and to protect our children – is for you and me to pressure companies like McDonald’s and Starbucks to implement filtering to block p*rnography on their public Wi-Fi networks.

Both McDonald’s and Starbucks have already proactively filtered their public WiFi services in other nations including the United Kingdom and Australia.

“If they can protect children in other nations, then why won’t they protect our children here in America – where they are headquartered?” asks AFA.

AFA is asking concerned citizens to sign a letter of petition to McDonald’s and Starbucks to be delivered to the CEO’s of both companies and their Board of Directors. AFA will include only your name and state on the petition.

AFA notes, “Your support will help us get protective WiFi in McDonald’s and Starbucks 25,000 combined locations to protect children and families.”