District Attorney

Protecting Children Online

Warning Signs                                                                                                EN ESPAÑOL

What are some indications that your child might be a risk on the Internet?  The signs could be as simple as excessive use of the Internet (especially at night) or as frightening as your child actually setting up a meeting with a stranger.  Other things you should watch out for include:

  • Unsupervised time in chat rooms
  • Downloaded photos of strangers
  • Downloaded pornographic pictures
  • Phone calls, gifts, or letters from strangers
  • Using an online account that belongs to someone else
  • Changes in behavior and being secretive about online activity
  • Quickly turning off the computer or changing the screen monitor when someone else enters the room