(New York Post) A cop who specializes in child sex crime has gone viral after sharing the strict rules she has for her own kids in order to keep them safe from pedophiles.
Terra Avilla, who goes by the user name thegirlcop on TikTok, regularly shares informative content relating to child abuse and domestic violence.
But the mom of three’s latest advice really got people talking, as she detailed the five things her kids are banned from doing for their own protection over two videos.
Avilla, who is based in Connecticut, said while some of the tips might be “surprising,” they were based on years of on-the-job experience.
And as a result, her top rule was to forbid her kids from attending sleepovers.
Child sex crime investigator and mother Terra Avilla said she doesn’t allow her own children to have sleepovers due to safety risks.TikTok/@thegirlcop
“I get a lot of hate for this,” she said in her first video, but explained the popular activity was not worth the risk.
“You don’t know who’s there, or who could slip in during the night,” she added.
Number two was barring her kids from using Snapchat, given the high number of predators that use the popular app to prey on young victims.
She also revealed the app was especially risky as a users location can be viewed, and because children mistakenly believed photos sent over the platform would be permanently deleted.
“Nothing good comes from this app,” was her bleak assessment of Snapchat.