Specifically, adults should directly supervise the use of webcams and video chat. Two parties see and talk (or type their communication) to each other online.Unfortunately, many parents are behind the times, and teens are exposing themselves to adult content and unnecessary risk. The computer screen is like a window separating adjoining rooms.
Sexual requests and sexual harassment are commonplace, especially when teen girls and women “Go Live” on Stickam.
For instance, anyone may do a search for 14-year-old female Stickam members living within 5 miles of a specific zip code.
In fact, Covenant Eyes did a search for 21- to 35-year-old men and women living within 5 miles of a zip code.
What if some were even naked or held up signs that read “take off your shirt”?
As bizarre and creepy as that vision may be, many teens pull back the virtual curtain of their webcams allowing strangers to gawk and deliver sexual and demeaning messages through the window of online video chat. It has law enforcement concerned, and parents need to better understand the world of video chat and set up guidelines for their kids.