Authorities say that once a conversation becomes sexual in nature, the mark — who is usually a man — ends up getting suckered into engaging in embarrassing acts.
Unfortunately there is risk in any community-style online game, so it’s important that we be extra diligent with our kids’ online safety.
Predators are with operating inside these frameworks and bypassing word filters and other safeguards. One site I use (and I’m not just plugging it because I work for the the archdiocesan office that oversees this program) is the Faith and Safety Blog, a joint venture between the The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
But because we so widely associate attraction to pornography with men, and because Internet pornography in general is a relatively recent phenomenon, there’s been very little scrutiny, either in academic research or the popular media, on women who become addicted to cybersex.
Technically, cybersex is defined as sexually motivated behavior involving the Internet.
Investigators have yet to make any arrests, though.