When my sister, searching for images of her favorite British pop stars, accidentally typed “Spicy Girls” into Yahoo, the search results made her run, shrieking, from the family computer. “It is probably no coincidence that this sea change comes on us at a time when AIDS lurks in the alleyways of our lives,” a writer for The Nation mused in 1993.Months later, the New York Times reiterated the point.Q: I made the mistake of clicking on a little email window that popped up on my husband's computer.I discovered that he's been surfing porn sites and going to chat rooms to have sex with other women online.The problem of online predators is so widespread that some governments have produced guides on how youths can be protected.For example, a publication of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States warns of individuals who immediately engage in sexually explicit talk.
First, your husband offers an explanation for his behavior that is possible, but not highly believable.
Some chat rooms are particularly appealing to youthful Internet users.
Millions of young people from a variety of cultures exchange opinions daily on almost any subject. For example, with their teacher’s supervision, students in the United States might discuss social issues with fellow students in Spain, England, or elsewhere.
What's your opinion on teens getting involved in social networking and online chat rooms?
I've read some of the teen conversations on the sites my daughter wants to visit, and they seem relatively harmless. While the Internet can be a wonderful educational and communication tool, it can also be a dangerous place for unsuspecting young teens.