Because some kids and teens don’t fully understand the dangers of talking to strangers online, they may engage in this behavior.If they know you disapprove, they may attempt to hide it.
The San Diego District Attorney (SDDA) reported that over 45 million children ages 10-17 use the Internet, and among them: The odds that your child or teen has encountered a solicitation from a stranger online are high, and there is also a chance that those messages were inappropriate or lewd.
They do not understand the repercussions being a registered sex offender has on their living arrangements and job prospects.
To complicate matters, there are psycho-social as well as linguistic factors that must be considered if they are to receive a fair hearing or trial.
So educate yourself on the chat lingo they may use to hide their conversations.
Chat Slang has a full list of terms that parents should recognize.