Some of the practices adopted by these young people are surprising and counter to the conventional advice given by official authorities.
The Internet — both a public good and a danger to children Experiments with identity Advancing the argument through case study Katerina’s story Rania’s story Stefanos’ story Dimitra’s story Fivos’ story Mary’s (Dafni’s mother) story Discussion The Internet and the young Drugs and technology Harm minimisation and Internet safety?
We use it to check train times, the price of plane tickets, the weather forecast, the availability of books, as a place to leave messages for our children, to make contact with people, to announce family news, to exchange photos and music, to apply for jobs, to chat with friends and with strangers, to research, to learn and to teach.
The Internet has become, for many of us, not only our primary source of information, but has extended and changed the scale of our social networks and the pace and intensity with which we interact with people: it has changed our identities (Mitchell, 2003).
She said she could only imagine her daughter had been "brain-washed" by Wheeler.
He accepts what he has done was wrong." Judge Philip Curl made it clear the girls had been groomed and the offences were extremely serious.
Police believe Wheeler deliberately waited until the girls were 13.
Judge Curl pointed out that senior judges had already highlighted this discrepancy - and the government is expected to make changes to the law later this year.
The charity Kidscape has been lobbying for the law to be changed.