Girl: I'm not a cop i told you Boy: Then send me your picture. Boy: When really you were notifying the authorities. Boy: I thought you were trying to find a picture to send to me. Girl: I don't want to send you the picture cause I'm not pretty Boy: Most cops aren't Girl: IM NOT A ****ING COP YOU DICKHEAD! Girl: well sorrrrrry Girl: I just wanted to chat with you Boy: why? Girl: nope Boy: Then why the hell are you bothering me? Click on the image at left to go to the Chat Room information page of the British Broadcasting Center website.This site provides an enormous amount of information on the perils of chat rooms and how to protect your children from some of the predators that lurk there.It provides sections for Parents and Guardians, Educators, Law Enforcement, Teens and Kids.
Be Web Aware when using chat rooms and online profiles. You can use it to do research for school, find out what movie is playing near you (and whether people like it), check out a college you’re thinking about, or find a job or volunteer opportunity.Almost anything you can think of has a website about it.As a smart teen, you should be aware of the dangers that exist online and how to deal with and protect against them.Just as in the non-cyber world, some people you encounter online might try to take advantage of you.Net Smartz is devoted to keeping teens safer on the web.It is sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Protection to name a few.But I'm still afraid of losing control over my child's interactions with her peers. According to a Congressional report, one out of five kids has been solicited online for sex, usually by someone they met in a chat room or through instant messaging.The Kaiser Family Foundation tells us that 70 percent of teenage Internet users have accidentally encountered pornography on the Web, and that half of those kids said they were very upset by the experience.Our recommendation is that you become intentional about that and implement a specific plan designed to set up a hedge around your daughter's innocence.Start by talking to her about the responsible use of the Web.