Crisis hotline setup opening schools up to predators

Crisis hotline setup opening schools up to predators

Crisis hotline setup opening schools up to predators

A teacher and activist in Orange County, California is raising concerns about crisis lines and LGBT chatrooms.

Brenda Lebsack of Brenda4Kids.com says students who call crisis hotlines are being directed to chatrooms through the Trevor Project, a LGBT suicide hotline that is provided in her school district in all the student bathrooms "starting in kindergarten."

As Charisma News notes, Lebsack's concern is the open door this creates for predators to target innocent kids who are trying to find help. So law enforcement officials in Orange and Riverside Counties have been contacted, and Lebsack relays that they have given a case number "showing that there might be an investigation in process."

She tells AFN that parents and families in California are not the only ones who should be concerned.

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"This is all over the country; it's nationwide," she asserts. "The Trevor Project is a national resource being used for public schools as a suicide prevention resource for LGBTQ+ students. So, any time a student calls any of our crisis hotlines, including the national suicide hotline, which is now 988, if a child says that they're confused about their gender, they will automatically be referenced to the Trevor Project, which takes them to the … Trevor Space, which is part of Trevor Project."

According to SB 316, the national suicide hotline is required to be on every student ID card in California for grades 7-12. So the hotline is being used to survey kids about their genders and sexualities – even though it is against the law to survey kids without parental consent.

Lebsack says most people – especially parents – have "no idea" that their kids' schools are being used to endanger students, and that needs to change.

"I think everybody should know what's going on behind parents' backs, because it's indoctrination, it's sexualization, and it could be putting kids in harm's way of sexual predators," she warns.

She urges everyone to see "with their own eyes" what is going on in these chat spaces, whose titles include "Nonbinary Pals," "Let's Talk About Boys," and the "Chosen Family Club." All one has to do is create a profile with an email address and any date of birth between the ages of 13 to 24, "no matter what your age is."

"I would suggest people check it out for themselves and not take my word for it," Lebsack says.