Incidents of online sexual solicitation include exposure to pornography; being asked to discuss sex online and/or do something sexual; or requests to disclose personal information.
This can start when an adult or peer initiates an online nonsexual relationship with a child or adolescent, builds trust, and seduces him into sexual acts. Kate Fogarty, assistant professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL, 32611.
However, adults' (youth staff and parents) skills in preventing cyberbullying and sexual solicitation are not where they need to be (Mesch 2009).
This article will Online sexual solicitation is a form of sexual harassment that occurs in cyberspace (in other words, in all electronic forms of communication such as the Internet and text messaging).
The Internet provides opportunities for private communication in the form of text updates, blogs, and chat rooms.
These online communication aids are not themselves a problem, but the threat of being sexually solicited or bullied while online is a problem for teens (accessed on 12/22/09 from
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It’s a three-level understanding, and yet it’s not there.
And so I go back to: Should we blame journalists that this understanding is not there?
It wasn’t to steal the secret recipe of the ink used at the New York Times.
It was going after New York Times intellectual property of a different kind: It was to see who was talking to New York Times reporters about corruption within the Chinese political system.
While online, teens may be persuaded to do things that they do not want to, such as share private information, be sexually solicited, and/or experience public humiliation.