'Cool thing to do' Exposure to lots of sexually degrading music “gives them a specific message about sex,” said lead author Steven Martino, a researcher for Rand Corp. Boys learn they should be relentless in pursuit of women and girls learn to view themselves as sex objects, he said.“We think that really lowers kids’ inhibitions and makes them less thoughtful” about sexual decisions and may influence them to make decisions they regret, he said.
Experts are warning of the dangers of a new messaging app that is being used by sex offenders to contact children.
Last week, a British serial sex offender was jailed for four years after attempting to get a New Zealand teenager to send videos of herself performing sexual acts.
Learn more about helping teens use these programs safely and responsibly.
If you have younger kids who are eager to get in on the messaging-app craze, some excellent programs are designed for users under 13.
People are found by username or through phone contacts.
Some third-party websites, plastered with pornographic banner ads, offer to find "Kik friends" by age and gender.It’s rated 17 but is growing in popularity with young teens and tweens." data-medium-file="https://localtvkstu.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/s028073732-300.jpg? quality=85&strip=all&w=300" data-large-file="https://localtvkstu.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/s028073732-300.jpg? quality=85&strip=all&w=770" / Kik: A quick instant messaging service that claims 80 million users, who can send messages and photos with relative anonymity.Cocker added that users, guardians, app developers and law enforcement were all responsible for keeping children safe online.Kik: A quick instant messaging service that claims 80 million users, who can send messages and photos with relative anonymity.Wolverhampton man Gavin Rhodes, in his 30s, was banned from using computers to contact any girl under 16, but he used the Kik messaging app on his girlfriend's computer to contact the 14-year-old Kiwi.