Children in the Chatroom

(2 customer reviews)

A Story on Internet Predators and Human Trafficking

By: Karl A. Floyd

Mental Health Focus: Self Esteem & Vulnerability

Languages: English

ISBN No: 978 1 60643 146 7


Being unprepared or too busy to protect your child from online predators is definitely unacceptable. To every parent or guardian, please show that you care by investing your time and energy in helping your child learn responsible and safe online behavior. Needless to say, online predators are counting on your unavailability and lack of interest to help improve their chances of making your child their next victim. And kids, please ask your parents, teachers, and counselors for information and helpful resources on Internet safety.

Across the country, children set approximately 1 million fires each year. Some may view juvenile fire setting behavior as simple child’s play, but for others it often results in costly and deadly consequences.

In fact, fire itself is neither good nor bad. When used properly, fire can cook food and warm up homes. However, when used carelessly or irresponsibly, fire can destroy homes, property, and even kill.

With over 4,000 people dying each year in home fires, it’s only reasonable to ask what are the simple steps to survive a home fire? And why is it important to make and practice the family’s escape plan?

To every child, please read this book with your parents, educators or caregivers to become acquainted with the steps to help you and your family survive a home fire. And finally, parents, teachers, and counselors, please talk with your local fire department representative for additional fire safety tips.

Remember, PLAY IT SAFE!

The desire to reduce pain and suffering of children and empower youth to be the best they can be is what inspired Karl A. Floyd to create his Professor Gulu stories and the Cerebrophonic music series.

With a focus on increasing youth coping skills, safety awareness, self-esteem, judgment and decision-making abilities, Professor Gulu’s learning series has become a powerful tool to help gauge youth progress towards emotional maturity. In addition, the series will help parents and guardians learn effective communication skills and develop insight and understanding on complex issues that affect youth development.

A resident of Fort Bend County, Texas, Karl lives with his wife and business partner, Ann Branch-Floyd, and develops educational and therapeutic resources that support healthy community development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, University Park, and works as a behavioral healthcare professional. Karl is a former Statewide Health Coordinating Council Member with the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions (2004-2010) and is licensed in Texas as a professional counselor. In addition, he is certified as a Fellow and Diplomate with the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians.

2 reviews for Children in the Chatroom

  1. Alan Burns – Licensed Professional Counselor

    I think that teaching children about sensitive topics such as bullying, predators, online safety, and even simple things they need to mature such as fire safety, and how to treat peers, is more important than ever for healthy moral and social development. Engaging children is more difficult with so much information and entertainment available, and limited resources to get your children’s attention back on what they need to learn. Professor Gulu’s music and activity workbooks are a great tool for teaching your kids important lessons or getting them engaged in group activities where they can learn from each other. I recommend using Professor Gulu’s songs to help kids learn early, because they will remember songs from childhood long after a conversation is forgotten.

  2. Colleen Handy

    The principles Professor Gulu teaches to children are highly beneficial in navigating in today’s society. The scenario of the chat room helps children and teens to recognize the dangers of unmonitored online activity. It is also a very beneficial resource for parents and guardians. The specific tips that are outlined are thoroughly age appropriate. All parents should be informed of the realities of internet predators and openly discussing it with their children. This book helps aid that discussion in an engaging and fun manner for all ages.

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