The World Wide Web has dramatically changed our world. Information is now at the touch of a button. Online sexual predators are too. Here are a few warnings signs that your child may have a problem with pornography on the Internet:
Your child is hiding disks.
Your child spends an inordinate amount of time on the Internet or is online late into the night.
Your child uses computer files that end in .gif or .jpg. These are picture files that may contain the latest Hubble telescope photos or pornographic material.
You discover unusual charges on your credit card statements. Be especially suspicious of phone charges that identify themselves as “Web Site.” Many pornographers don’t provide their names to avoid raising parental concern.
Your child quickly changes the computer screen when you enter the room.
You notice changes in your child’s behavior (mention of adults you don’t know, secretiveness, inappropriate sexual knowledge, sleeping problems, etc.).
Be an active parent and if you see if of the above warning signs, talk with your child! Chuck Mullins is a partner at Coxwell & Associates. Learn more about Chuck at his website.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.