Several cases in the news recently include teachers being arrested for being inappropriate with students. Many of the teachers exchanged text messages with the student victims. Most recently a male teacher was exchanging text messages with a 16 year-old student. The student also sent nude pictures of herself to the teacher.
Technology has expanded the way that sexual predators do come in contact with children. The issue is how much monitoring of the cell phone and computer parents actually do and how much is really necessary. We all want our kids to feel that we trust them, but we also need to be parents and vigilant of their activities. At a young age teens can feel all grown up and think that there is nothing wrong, but as adults it is our job to watch over them and guard them and that includes monitoring their use of the computer and cell phones.