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A new study has just come out which reveals something about the relationship between technology and our social lives. For 12 to 16 months, Jennie Noll and her colleagues at the University of Cincinnati tracked hundreds of adolescent girls regarding their online and offline behavior. Girls with a history of neglect or physical or sexual abuse were particularly prone to presenting themselves online (both in images and verbally) in ways that can be construed as sexually explicit and provocative. The publicity about online “predators” who prey on naive children using trickery and violence is largely inaccurate.
This entry was posted in Culture, Japan, Psychology, Science, Sex and Sexuality, Social Psych, Technology and tagged dating, internet, parenting. As a parent, I would rather have my daughter meet some stranger in at a neutral site like a resturant, library or mall where I could supervise and keep an eye on things.
But one of the main things I was trying to say about suggesting having the stranger meet at the home to your kid is that it would probably cut out the likelihood of someone from the internet actually wanting to meet in the first place.
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Girls with behavioral problems and those who suffer from maltreatment or parental abuse are also more likely to do so.
Doing so, researchers warned, increases their risk of succumbing to the online advances of strangers whose goal is to prey upon such girls in person. For one thing, if the risk factors increase with things like maltreatment, and over half of the participants fit into that category, the 30% number can only be generalized to the greater population if we presupposed that over half of our population experiences maltreatment. Internet sex crimes involving adults and juveniles more often fit a model of statutory rape – adult offenders who meet, develop relationships with, and openly seduce underage teenagers — than a model of forcible sexual assault or pedophilic child molesting.
I would argue that if you suspect your daughter is already meeting someone offline, or hell-bent on doing so in the near future, then as a parent, it would probably be a good idea to have that person come to your home.
In fact, we know from psychology studies that this kind of prohibition would induce reactance, thereby making her want to meet that person even more. This is not something that should be stopped, because romantic relations are an integral part of the human experience. Furthermore, the possibility of meeting someone online, falling in love, and living happily ever after also exists. It’s not inherently good or bad, but parents and children alike have to act responsibly when talking about meeting people online and offline.
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Parents reported on their daughters’ behaviors and how much they were monitoring the internet in the home.

This is not necessarily or inherently even a bad thing, though – many people meet online and have great relationships offline. In fact, I believe this, and I think that anyone who says otherwise is out of touch with the interaction between technology, culture, and youth. This is a serious problem, but one that requires different approaches from current prevention messages emphasizing parental control and the dangers of divulging personal information.
Yes, this could cause problems, but it would probably solve many more, and it’s much safer than having your daughter go to an undisclosed location alone. So if she knows that there is a supportive parent there from the start, it would probably be beneficial. Psychological phenomena and intriguing cases from around the globe are also regularly highlighted. Now if he could only put that taco in a Dorito in my mouth at this very second, he would have my heart for ever. Then the researchers looked at how the girls presented themselves on social networking sites like Facebook, and offline meetings with people met online first were assessed 12-16 months later. Besides, pedophiles and weirdos would certainly be deterred to meet parents, so there is already a weeding-out process from the start. Now normally I'm not at all attracted to anything viral, but these 8 memes are the exception to the rule. So the 30% number is among a sample of 251 people – a good number of research participants.
It’s true that meeting someone online could end up in something as horrible as a rape, or worse, a murder.

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