In the ’90s, AOL was the king of online chat rooms.Today, people have more options than ever and can find a site that’s specific to their interests and desires, including movies, TV, politics, sports, dating, and, since we’re talking about the Internet, sex.At a higher level of risk, consider shutting off the internet at a certain time each night via your service provider or restricting your child’s mobile from being able to send photos in messages.Apps like snapchat – a popular app that sends a temporary image file to the receiver to view for a few seconds before the file expires – will still work, but there are additional tools available to consider as well, such as Selfie Cop, an app that will send a copy of any photo taken on the mobile to the parent. If possible, keep a list of your child’s usernames and passwords for all of their social media accounts as this information could be passed on to the police during an investigation or when a child goes missing.Your school will have ways of dealing with these sorts of problems and can confiscate mobiles if they believe they have sexual images on them.Reporting an image or video If you’re under 18 and an indecent or nude pic of you is posted online, that's illegal. You can contact the website directly yourself or make a report about what’s happened to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), who will speak to the website to try and remove it. Making a report can be scary, but our counsellors are here to support you.Our parent support workers suggest that at a low level of risk or for early intervention, parents could consider taking a child’s mobile from them at night when they go to bed.To maintain the child’s privacy and trust, parents can leave the phone with the child but keep the battery and sim card or lock the phone in a box that the child keeps, while the parent keeps the key.
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