In fact, researchers have found that predators usually don't pose as children or teens, and most teens who are contacted by adults they don't know find it creepy. You teach your kids to be polite offline; talk to them about being courteous online as well.Texting may seem fast and impersonal, yet courtesies like "pls" and "ty" (for ) are common text terms.
Also, if you send a picture of your penis know that she’s sent it to her friends as a joke.
Trust me on this, I wish it wasn’t true because I’ve jokingly been sent more awkward penis pics from my female friends than I’d care to mention. Look, I know you’re in the moment and probably typing with one hand but seriously, make sure you don’t have a typo. While sex with you may only last for 2 minutes, your sexting should not. If you go straight to the sex there’s not much left to text about. I didn’t know there were guys out there who did this, but apparently I was very wrong: Seriously fellas, if you get to that point maybe just let them know with your words and not the sound. You want this girl to think you’re sexy but try to keep your physical descriptions realistic.
Information like their Social Security number, street address, phone number, and family financial information — say, bank account or credit card numbers — is private and should stay that way.
Research shows that teens who don't talk about sex with strangers online are less likely to come in contact with predators.
Let your kids know that it's wrong to create sites, pages, or posts that seem to come from someone else, like a teacher, a classmate, or someone they made up.
Tell your kids why it's important to keep some things — about themselves, family members, and friends — to themselves.
Karen Ruskin, a licensed marriage and family therapist, tells Mashable.
"A couples app provides an opportunity to use technology to the couple's advantage, rather than playing a role in the potential harm of the couple." These apps are extremely advantageous to modern-day couples.
Social networking sites, chat rooms, virtual worlds, and blogs are how teens and tweens socialize online; it's important to help your child learn how to navigate these spaces safely.