Featured Interview With Dr. Charlene Doak-Gebauer
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in Fredericton, NB Canada, now living near London, Ontario. I have two pet rescues (have had 9 rescues in total over the years). Tina, who is a Daschund/Chihuahua mix – “Chiweenie”, DeeDee, who is a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix – “PomChi”.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
As soon as I could read, I was engrossed with books. I have always loved mystery and nonfiction. I began writing ten years ago.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love all mystery writers, particularly John Grisham and Dan Brown. Angels and Demons was a book I couldn’t put down. Funnily, my books are nonfiction. A girlfriend who has written books inspired me to write a book to protect my intellectual property. Heather Thane. I will always be indebted to her for her inspiration and faith in my abilities.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
As a Computer Science Specialist in education and former network administrator in schools, I developed my Theory of Digital Supervision for online child protection. After my family member had been used for child sexual abuse material (child pornography) at the age of four, I realized perhaps my expertise could be of use in fighting the crime. After reading about the proliferation of the crime, it became obvious my research and theory would be of use for the protection of children online.
My Theory of Digital Supervision is to be used for child and family online protection. The Internet hosts more predation than any host in the history of the world. Predation is everywhere – the Internet, our neighbourhoods, schools, and any other place a person can imagine. Predators can include unknowns, knowns, peers, family, and other types of acquaintances.
Children are too independent from adult guidance and given too much ownership for their own protection online. Would you give your eight-year-old child the keys to your car and let them drive unsupervised? Yet, they have the key to your router, and journey the world unsupervised.
Digital Supervision is necessary. Read and learn how to protect your children and their futures.
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