What are some warning signs that my children may be involved in something they shouldn't be while on the Internet (i.e. chatting with a stranger, downloading explicit material, etc.)?
- Online late at night
- Excessive use of the Internet
- Closing computer applications when a parent/guardian/adult walks into the room
- Downloaded files with the suffix .jpg, .gif; .bmp, .tif, .pcx (These indicate images or pictures)
- Phone calls or mail from stranger
Jodie Lawton, Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Last update: Wednesday, May 13, 2009