On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn shared a very personal and frightening incident that occurred with his family this summer, then added an earnest warning for parents everywhere.
Over the summer, Glenn's 13-year-old son was targeted by a child predator, despite his home's "compound-like" security, despite having strict family rules amid first-hand experiences with security threats, and even though his children had been carefully coached about the dangers of giving out personal information online.
"Let me just start with saying this, social media and media, please leave my family alone," Glenn began. "The only reason I am discussing this is because I've been told by several authorities that this would be helpful to other people."
Glenn is no stranger to personal security threats.
"There is someone monitoring our house visually and audibly 24/7. My family has been under attack, we have had problems in the past, so I take it very seriously," he explained. And yet, an online predator of children was able to cut through the layers of carefully constructed protection to get to his son and gain his trust.
"I was shocked at my son because he has witnessed [threats against the family.] I thought my kids understood," Glenn continued. "They've witnessed very frightening things. I thought my kids would get it but obviously, they didn't."