Parents should familiarize themselves with those sites so they can recognize if their children are using them.Because some kids and teens don’t fully understand the dangers of talking to strangers online, they may engage in this behavior.The first few people I talked to had similar conversation topics.
If they know you disapprove, they may attempt to hide it.
So educate yourself on the chat lingo they may use to hide their conversations.
According to , in the case of a court order or emergency situation Kik can [provide] ( the authorities with a time-stamped log of a Kik user’s sent and received messages, such as in the case of Nicole.
In some instances, they can even trace the physical location of where a message was sent.
The San Diego District Attorney (SDDA) reported that over 45 million children ages 10-17 use the Internet, and among them: The odds that your child or teen has encountered a solicitation from a stranger online are high, and there is also a chance that those messages were inappropriate or lewd.
There are a few social sites that promote chatting with strangers.I found a website where you can nominate to either be a ‘listener’ or a ‘venter’.Each person who went on the site was given a pseudonym that was randomly generated. I thought it would take a lot of small talk to discover what people were really looking to vent about. Each conversation I had began with the venter beginning with, It was refreshing to talk so openly and honestly with people, even if I didn’t know the full story.That has always been a dangerous statement to make. That you are lonely and have no friends and have to resort to talking with strangers on the internet.That you are totally fine talking with creepy people who are probably 50-year-old perverts wanting to have internet chat room sex with you.Last week the FBI confirmed that the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell was connected to the anonymous messaging app Kik.