My youngest is 13. I’m a single mom, so phones are a requirement since I work full time. Yesterday it came to light she and her friends have been sexting with supposed teens. Turns out one particular who was going by Sam, is a married man in Alabama!! How do I make her understand people are evil? What’s the scared straight tactic for teens who just seek attention for social acceptance?
Put parental restrictions on her phone or get her a jitterbug.
Report that married man to police please, he’s obviously a predator and she isn’t his first victim
Get her a a basic phone so she cant.
Turn off texting and block her access to contact anyone she doesn’t know
Make her watch the first 48
Start by reporting the man she had been sexting. Show her a film called megan is missing. It’s a true story and itll scare her right.
Get a flip phone with no texting
Show her some stories of girls her age doing the same but having worse outcome. Not like graphic…but like discovery i.d. channel. They’re like documentaries
What my dad did with us girls was take us to the cops and let them explain what could happen with all the sex trafficking
Wow she’s sexting at such a young age😨.
Scary thought but be strict and don’t allow texting
It is so hard now. I would get a monitoring app for her phone. Can you have a friend pretend to be a teen to show her how easy it is to be fake?
Google and you can find some teen girls have actually been charged in the past with distributing child pornograohy for sending nude pics of themselves. They’re under 18 so it’s illegal regardless of if she sends them herself (same for boys!) of course laws vary by state
Make sure she also knows that she can be expsosed in whichever light they see fit. At anytime they can release photos if sent and also private conversations.
It is a scary world for young girls (and boys) and sometimes you have to let them know exactly what can happen.
Teens are usually private and dont want to be exposed. Just tell her all the dangers… Over and over.
Find some videos of teens that have been exploited. They talk about what happened and how. They warn and educate young ones…
Have her watch investigation discovery there is a show called web of lies. It’s about people who have been murdered while talking to people online.
Ask your local police station if you can bring her in so they can explain to her she will take them more serious as teens don’t always listen to parents.
I’d be getting her the little watch phone for kids. She can only call 4 people you put on it and no texting.
Birth control and a flip phone until she can learn. Or take the phone away as punishment for a bit.
Woop her ass and do t let her see any of her friends tell her friends parent what happened take her phone away tell the police about the man…
I would call his wife