Sex Chatting Third Graders – A Cautionary Tale

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Imagine this.

You’re a vigilant parent.

You restrict your kids access to electronics.

You allow them one. One device.

A kindle. A kindle for kids. You know, with all the protection? Restricted programs. Nothing suspicious there.

You check to see what programs they’ve downloaded.

Everything is above the board.

Everything is safe.

Until it isn’t.

Until you go into one of those programs and find something crazy.

Chat rooms.

Chat rooms where kids, young kids, are having conversations.

Sexting-type conversations.

Talking about taking off their clothes.

I’m talking 3rd graders.

Read that again…slowly.

THIRD GRADERS.

Eight year olds.

Talking about taking off each others clothes.

Then you start to think about who else might be in there.

Facilitating these conversations.

Adults.

And it’s a scary, scary thing.

Keep a close eye on where your kids are spending your time.

Me? I turned off the ability for my kids to chat.

I learned my lesson with my first kid, and hope to keep  on my toes with the girls.

What steps are you taking?

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