Parents Internet Guide - Parental Controls

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

IMing Gets Teens in Trouble

Mimmicking the soon to be released film Cry Wolf, five high school kids sent out death threats via AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). It was easy for the police to trace the messages back to the teenagers after they were reported. It seems that the whole thing was a hoax, however neither the school nor the police department are taking the threats lightly. All of the teens face charges. Read more.

Teenagers do crazy things like this all the time without thinking about the consequences. This is why it is important to know what your child is doing online. You wouldn't want them making death threats in person, whether real or imaginary, so why would you want them doing it online? It only results in the police banging on your door.

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