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.
There are a few social sites that promote chatting with strangers.
As a 29-year-old married woman who often engages in cybersex, says: When people feel trapped by their current circumstances, but still do not want to ruin their relationship, cyberspace may offer a parallel world in which things are better.
Time spent in that world can help them their actual world, while not giving up on having exciting, even emotional experiences.
The fact that most of these affairs are concealed from offline spouses is indicative of the possible harm.
Consider this reaction: Just as casual sex is not necessarily inherently harmful, neither are online affairs.
These people believe that if they do not even know the real name of their cybermate—and never actually see them—their affair cannot be regarded as from a moral point of view; it's no different from reading a novel or other form of entertainment.So keep an eye out for any unusual acronyms and question your child if you don’t understand their messages.Educating yourself on the dangers of online stranger encounters is the first step in protecting you kids.In some circumstances, cybersex may in fact help a person through a rough period in an offline, loving relationship.In such situations, cybersex may even be advisable—but still regarded as cheating.