Children spend hours chatting online with their friends, and sometimes with strangers.
A recent study found that one in five children online is approached by a sexual predator, a predator who may try to set up a face-to-face meeting.
Several studies suggest that even when there is no in-person contact, online affairs can be just as devastating as the real-world variety, triggering feelings of insecurity, anger and jealousy.Women usually feel more threatened by the emotional betrayal of a partner’s online affair, while men are more concerned about physical encounters, Hertlein says, but the gender differences are lessening.“It’s not just that you’re communicating with someone online but that there is a sexual or emotional nature,” says Katherine Hertlein, Ph D, an associate professor at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas who studies online affairs.“With the Internet, we’re moving away from just physical ideas about infidelity and acknowledging emotional infidelity.” While there is no universally accepted definition, an Internet affair frequently involves intimate chat sessions and sexually stimulating conversation or cybersex, which may include filming mutual masturbation with a Web camera.If you're looking for information on catching students who are cheating online, see Wiki How's article, How to Detect Plagiarism.
Instant messaging on the computer has become the phone for kids today.
And when I'd walk in, he'd be switching so I couldn't see what he was doing. And then I had gotten a picture sent to me from my sister and I'm not very computer literate, and I was checking the computer to find out where I put the picture when I downloaded it.
I started finding pictures that he had - some very interesting photos."So Christine installed a software package called e Blaster by Spectorsoft on the computer that she and her husband shared.
Just about every man who came to our house said it was the first time he had done something like this and most claimed they really had no intention of having sex with a minor.
The typical affair used to start in the office and move to a seedy motel room, but the vast reach of the Internet has brought infidelity into many couples’ homes over the past decade.
In a Dateline hidden camera investigation, correspondent Chris Hansen catches some of these men in the act.