Reaching Out To Your Children About Nudity On The Web
Posting pictures of yourself nude or scantily clad on the internet, or sending them to someone via your mobile phone, is becoming an ever increasing phenomenon with today’s techno-savvy children. One of the only ways to be able to get involved with your children is to talk to them and try and educate them about the dangers of the internet and what they should do if they run into any problems. The best secondary solution is to employ the use of computer monitoring software, or keylogger software. With this type of software, you will be able to monitor and record everything done on the computer, from what was typed to programs launched to even websites visited!
If you are taking the road of education, then there is a lot of information for you to give them. As well, there are even mediums that might help you break through to them. In February of 2010 MTV released its groundbreaking half-hour special, “Sexting In America: When Privates Go Public”. This type of program might really help bridge the gap between your children just thinking you are acting like a parent, versus being aware of a real threat and witnessing a real example of it.
In MTV’s 30 minute special they outline the story of a young girl. At the age of 16 she was convinced by her ex-boyfriend to send her a nude picture and then he would get back together with her. The girl, who reported that it just felt good to be wanted again, did so and quickly found that the boy sent it to his entire contact list and that she was going to be haunted for the rest of her life because of it. Imagine having all your child’s classmates possess a nude picture of your son or daughter? Make sure you start talking with your child and use keylogger software or other computer monitoring software options!