Internet Sexual Solicitation

Dr. Greene’s take on Internet sexual solicitation…

Internet Sexual Solicitation

Talk with your children. Many children who use the Internet are the targets of unwanted sexual advances. According to a study published in the June 20, 2001 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, within that last year, 19% of the more than 1500 children surveyed had been solicited over the Internet for sex.

The children surveyed ranged from 10 to 17 years of age.

The Internet is a wonderful tool for communication, but as parents we need to warn our children of the dangers of communicating with strangers — online as well as off. Counsel them never to provide information that a stranger could use to track them down. Stay in touch with your children about their experiences as they grow up as part of an Internet generation.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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