ROANOKE, Va. -

"I go on Instagram a lot, Twitter, Vine, Kik, Snapchat," says 13-year-old Abby Frankenreiter.

You may not know what those sites are, but you can bet your teen does. And, who they're talking to may surprise you.

Says Abby, "I usually talk to my friend mostly on Kik and Snapchat, but sometimes I find new people on Instagram and Twitter and stuff."

The idea of strangers on the web motivated Salem Pastor Ryan Linkous into action.

Every week, he tackles tough issues from the pulpit of Christian Life International Church.

After he heard a recent speech by Special Agent Mike Bowman of the High Tech Crimes Division, he knew he had an issue bigger than a Sunday sermon.

"I think that so often for our kids we give them the cell phones and we say 'here you go have fun.' And they're connected to the perv on the other side of the world and they are connected to the predator down the street, and we have no idea," explains Pastor Linkous.

That's when the "Internet Strong" program was born.

Bowman, with the state police, says far too often kids are getting in over their heads on the internet.

And he wants parents to be more educated, so they can better protect their children.

Says Bowman, "For example, Kik is one of the worst apps in my opinion out there for predators. Is it a good app, absolutely. It brings texting and other things out in a better light -and sends pictures out and everything, but predators also live on that. And, they know how to get in contact with these kids and that's where they exchange a whole lot of compromising photographs of one another can happen and the parents don't know how to navigate through that to understand what it is."

Internet Strong is happening at Christian Life International Church in Salem on October 4 at 9a.m.

It's free, open to the public and you don't need to register.

In the meantime, Bowman recommends this site to help parents: bewebsmart.com

wiredsafety.org/

kidshealth.org

hightechdad.com

commonsensemedia.org

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