Constructing secrecy with the child
Builidng trust and breaking down child's defense
Trying to set up a meeting place.
Gradual erosion of boundaries
Working to secure compliance
Kids with low self-esteem and lack of confidence
Kids that spend most of their time alone
Kids without friends
Contact the local police and save any documentation including e-mail addresses, Web site addresses, and chat logs to share with the police.
Check their computer, or use parental control software.
Let them be, they're just going through a phase.
Check your computer for pornographic files or any type of sexual communication.
Monitor the child's access to all live electronic communications, such as chat rooms, instant messaging, and e-mail.
Your child or teen spends a great deal of time online, and/or uses someone else's online account.
The child doesn't seem suspicious and isn't emotionally affected by anything.
Your child or teen receives phone calls from people you don't know, or makes calls (sometimes long distance) to numbers you don't recognize.
Your child or teen receives mail, gifts, or packages from someone you don't know.
Your child or teen withdraws from family and friends, or quickly turns the computer monitor off or changes the screen if an adult enters the room.
Bullying over technology
Use of technology to follow someone and harrassing them
Follwing someone around all day