(Again, would you give this information to some older stranger at the mall?
Probably not.) What about Nude Photos and Sex Sites?
If someone asks you to send them sexual pictures, be very suspicious -- and don't do it. Shehan says that teens who send out one sexual picture can sometimes be blackmailed to send more, when the sexual predator threatens to post the first picture online for millions to see -- or show it to your family or friends. While most Internet activity is legal, occasionally you might come across something that just seems wrong, creepy or even scares you.
The first thing to do is tell your parents -- just like you’d do if a creep talked dirty to you at the movies.
All of you meet together in a public area like a mall where there are tons of people around. If the situation feels creepy, it probably is creepy!
Just use it with caution, since the trail you leave behind may come back to haunt you -- and your family and friends -- one day.
Your parents can support you and help you make the right decisions about what to do next.
If you decide to report the suspicious activity or person, there are two web sites you can go to: Admittedly, the Internet is completely awesome.
If you do, you need to be wary of things that lurk on the dark side of the Internet.
Not only are there viruses, hackers and spammers -- online predators and a bunch of evildoers are out there just waiting to pounce on teens in the digital world.Watch what you write -- because someone else is watching what you write!