Online Dating

Online dating is a powerful resource for meeting potential partners. While conventional dating methods are still practiced, online dating offers a convenient, safe, alternative approach to meeting new people. Some people do not choose online dating because they meet new people in their everyday lives, while others appreciate the safety and confidence provided when initial…

Sexting

Sexting is defined as the act of electronically communicating sexually explicit messages or pictures. Sexting can be a fun way to spice up a relationship or maintain sexual interactions while partners are forced to be apart for long periods of time (i.e. business trips, vacations, obligatory visitations). Although sexting can be very fun as long…

Stalking

Disclaimer: Although this article discusses ways in which victims of stalking can minimize the threat of stalking and how to protect themselves if it occurs, we want to emphasize that stalking is NEVER the victim's fault. Stalking is rooted in the stalker’s desire for power and control over the victim, and in no way are…

Internet Porn

Pornography, or porn, is the depiction of sexual content that is viewed with the intent of heightening sexual arousal or pleasure.1 Porn has taken on a wide variety of forms since its inception, from paintings and photographs to magazines and videos. With the expansion of the internet, sexually explicit websites, bulletin boards, newsgroups, and chat…

Sexual Predators in Cyber Space

Introduction With the technological advances in our current society, the internet has become a prime place where sexual predators can lure children and teens into dangerous situations. Using chat rooms, email, and instant messaging can put a child at risk to encounter a sexual predator. The internet also allows for a shroud of secrecy, in…