The Power of Online 'Trust'

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Updated: Apr 04, 2011

The Power of Online 'Trust'

March 29, 2011

A powerful new film premieres this Friday, April 1.  It’s called “Trust.” It is about the power of social networks teenagers use to communicate and how sexual predators can destroy their lives and relationship with their parents.

“Trust” is the story of a 14-year-old girl who, like most teenagers, has issues with her body and general looks. An older man, posing as a much younger boy, sees her as easy prey. They meet and it leads to sex and the breaking of trust with her parents.

If you are easily offended by rough language and sexual situations, all the more reason to see this film, especially if you have young teenagers, or kids who will soon be teens. This sort of thing happens in the best of families. Yes, that includes church-going, Bible-studying, conservative families.

You may think you are immune, but you’re not. Not all parental controls can protect all kids all the time. Go see “Trust.” It’s not entertainment. It is serious business. Being forewarned is being fore-armed.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.

The Power of Online 'Trust'