Online chat rooms for sexting
Before you panic, thinking that predators are lurking in cyberspace waiting to kidnap you, know that what happened to Amanda is really rare.It's unusual for teens to get lured by online strangers.
"At a young age, people are not very savvy about managing information.Wolak is a senior researcher at the Crimes Against Children Research Center of the University of New Hampshire."If they're following the basic rules of behavior both online and offline, which most kids are, they're not likely to have big problems with unwelcome sexual harassment," Wolak says.Teens can get sexual comments online, but usually it's the same rude kind of stuff (like catcalls) they'd hear at school or on the streets."Most of those incidents are fairly mild," Wolak says.