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What are some of the dangers for children on the Internet?
 

First, children may be exposed to inappropriate content including pornography, violence, and language. This may come in the form of pictures or text. Another source of trouble is harassment. Other young people or adults may send offending material, lots of junk mail or just be a nuisance.
 

There are some more serious problems that can occur. Children may be solicited online in regards to sex. This may occur in seemingly safe situations. For example, your son or daughter might enjoy playing chess online at one of many gaming web sites. In most of these games it is possible to type conversation while playing the game. This conversation may begin innocently and then proceed over a day or weeks into sexual topics.
 

Even more troubling are attempts of cyberstalking or stalking. This is when other children, teens, adults follow young people online or seek them out at their homes, schools, and so forth.
Jodie Lawton, Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, University of Missouri-St. Louis
 

 

Jodie Lawton, Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, University of Missouri-St. Louis


 

 

 

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