Sexting Isn’t Just Something Kids Do
Sexting or other ways of sending sexual explicit pictures on the internet is becoming a bigger and bigger problem in America. As the use and instances of cell phones and computers becomes more common, so do the instances of sexually explicit material being distributed and received. This is a sincere problem for our children and the use of key logger programs or what people might refer to as spyware should be stressed as necessary for each and every home computer. While the buzz about this topic often refers to children or teenagers sending in messages to one another, it is sadly becoming a big problem with adults as well.
A recent case that every parent (but really, everyone – period) should read about in order to make sure they take steps to secure their home computers and especially, their children from potential threats.
Marion, Ohio – Prosecutor recommends 3 years probation for youth softball coach pleading guilty to sexting 13-year-old
As terrified as any parent would be to have this happen to your child, how do you know it isn’t? Do you use key logger programs to survey what is done on your home computers? In this case, Samuel Reed, age 38, was found guilty of importuning – a 5th degree felony in the state – after texting one of his 13 year old players sexually explicit messages. It was said that there were probably well over 100 messages sent before the girl and her mother contacted the authorities about receiving inappropriate texts.
It’s truly shocking how easy it is for an adult to do this kind of activity. Only through teaching our children awareness about how to deal with sexual messages on their cell phone or the internet, as well as utilize key logger programs or other types of spyware to maintain security on the home computers, can we start to imagine a sense of comfort for the youth of America.