CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After recent high-profile arrests of a Parkland pediatrician and a Coral Springs school officer for inappropriate contact with children, the Broward Sheriff’s Office hosted a podcast conversation on protecting children from online predators.

Sheriff Gregory Tony and Det. Michael Joo from the agency’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit had an in-depth discussion on how to identify if your child is being targeted or manipulated online.

During the conversation, Joo provided safety tips on online activities of parents and children. Listen to the conversation here.

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The podcast came after a part-time Coral Springs school resource officer, Steven Daniello, 63, assigned to Westchester Elementary School was arrested this week on soliciting a minor charges. Read story here.

Also, this week, Cristian Gutierrez, 23, of Pompano Beach, was arrested for allegedly molesting and battering a 13-year-old Coral Springs girl at her home and city park. Read story here.

And last week, a 49-year-old pediatrician from Parkland, Dr. Michael Mizrachy, was arrested on child pornography charges. Read story here.

The online safety discussions were part of the latest episode of the show Shop Talk with the Sheriff, which is available for listening on Wednesdays.

If you or someone you know is being exploited online, please contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or


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