While her parents are dropping off Annie's brother at college, Annie goes to the mall and awaits her first face-to-face meeting with Charlie.When he appears, she discovers that he is a man in his 40s.Whereas, from 1996 to 2001, FBI-investigated cases of child pornography and sexual solicitation in chat rooms precipitously increased from 113 to 1,559 cases.4 Whereas, 75 percent of children are willing to share personal information online about themselves and their families in exchange for goods and foods.5 Whereas, research indicates that 69 percent of parents and 76 percent of youth do not know where or how to report incidents of sexual solicitation on the Internet.2 Educating parents and children about the risks associated with online communication, and teaching parents how to protect their children from the covert techniques used by sexual solicitors on the Internet.Teaching children to never give out personal information online or meet anyone in person who they have met online.Learn More Terms: During your session, we will not ask for information that would identify you (such as your name or address) and we will not record the chat.However, if you disclose your name and location and are under 18 or if we fear that you are in danger of committing suicide (or otherwise as required by law), we may have to provide information you have given us to the appropriate authorities.
Prevent Child Abuse America has taken a position on this issue.
We also encourage you to also take a look at Mental Health America's Live Your Life Well program to learn more about the value of connecting with others and other helpful wellness tools.
Some organizations now offer online support groups, discussion boards, blogs, and online communities as additional ways to connect with others in similar situations.
There are a variety of organizations that offer support groups for consumers, their family members and friends.
Some support groups are peer-led, while others may be led by a mental health professional.