'Often teenagers have a Facebook page that their parents know about and then another one for their real friends.
So the most important thing is to keep lines of communication open and to create opportunities for them to absorb your values.' Not understanding the boundaries and repercussions of appropriate online behaviour can lead to problems in the real world.
She had developed a fixation with online sexual chat, and through the social networking website Facebook met Colin Blanchard and Angela Allen.
London Honey77 seemed like as good a profile name as any, given that I can rarely be bothered to travel outside of the M25 for a date (not even for bags of gold) and I’d imagine it was ‘honey’ (ahem) most men were looking for.
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While most people who frequent online chatrooms are good people, there are some who are there to prey on or bully other people.
'For today's young people there is no line between the online and offline world,' he says.
'They use the internet to socialise and grow and, just as you guide and support them offline, you should be there for them online too.