Even though your teen undoubtedly prefers his or her privacy, it is imperative that you monitor what your teenager does online.You should remind your teen that use of the internet outside of school is a privilege and if your teen doesn’t want you monitoring his or her online activity, then explain that it is important and necessary.Of course there are many benefits of online video chatting, and video chatting can be a great deal of fun, especially for teens.
"I'm sure someone has used each of the terms somewhere, sometime," says Segan.
"But you're not going to get many teens texting each other that they love female/male dominance." "I never heard of that one before," chimes in Parks. " Some of the terms are accurate, Segan says -- chiefly the ones having to do with the presence of parents in the room, or "parent or mom over shoulder." "CD9, POS, MOS -- those are real," he says (though Parks had never heard of them).
One possibility is if those whom your teen is chatting with begin to bully your son or daughter.
Many people don’t realize how real cyberbullying is, and that it happens on a regular basis.
"That's the one parents should be looking at," he says.