By Jayanka - 03/05/2018 05:00
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All those guys could get convicted for child pornography! Then, they’d have to wade through a sea of middle-aged dicks.
well the men doing this could be doing it to other girls and involved in trafficking etc. so by getting the police involved they are protecting other young girls
"How does that change anything?". Really? A 17 year old with an even slightly functioning brain should know that sending nudes to men old enough to be their father is probably a bad idea. Yeah, those men broke the law...and so did she. It's almost as if you think nobody should ever be held responsible for anything they do before the age of 18, simply because they're not an adult yet. Which brings back the point someone else mentioned about her possibly lying about her age. If that was the case, then she deserves whatever punishment (legal or otherwise) that comes to her. Minors lie about their age when it comes to shit like that (having sex, sending nudes, whatever it may be) because they know it's illegal. Nothing can convince me that she is any better than the men she was talking to. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if OP posts a follow-up.
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See now, THIS is why my daughter (almost 17) will not have a computer in her bedroom (or a cell phone) until after she turns 18. We've taught her about predators but it's better to be safe than sorry. I really hope the police can at least do something about the predators, but your daughter isn't exactly innocent, either. Good luck, OP.
This is going to backfire horribly for you. I’m well out of the house now. But, from experience, my mother wouldn’t even let me hang out with a boy until I was 16. Not even outside in her clear vision just playing basketball. I wasn’t allowed to leave the house or see friends unless she had met their parents or I was scrutinized terribly. I went behind her back every chance and fucked up quite a few parts of my life and mental health because of it when I could have had nice, normal interactions.
Wow.. you people REALLY jumped the gun. I said her COMPUTER, not extracurricular activities. She gets to do things she enjoys at school as long as it doesn't mess up her emotional or mental state. It might help if I told you jumpers she has mild asburgers so isn't always situationaly aware. As for the one that suggested contacting us in an emergency.. I shall refer you to this.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AaFhqN0N6s Enjoy the laughs and lesson on parenting. =)
I'm responding to you specifically for a reason: My father was insanely tight about my activities, my mother was extremely loose once we escaped my father. We chose to middle road with our kids. Yes, computer time up until 18 is supervised closely to loosely based on age. She PREFERS to hang out in mom's room and work on her art programs there. Mom is usually in or out of the room but my daughter actually has little interest in anyone more than friends. We don't hang over her shoulder or look through her messages and she DOES let us know if someone tries to contact her that she does not ALREADY know. But a computer in a child's bedroom is unnecessary and emergencies aren't an issue as she's pretty much a homebody on her own. She would certainly be allowed to go on dates if she wanted to. She's already been taught her pregnancy prevention (I did that) and she knows she can come to us with questions any time she needs, or refresher course if she wants. She isn't being bubbled, she knows quite a lot about the world, today. As for loose parenting, I got knocked up at 16. I had no sex education at all. She does. So thank you all for your kind responses.
I think your response is well put. I think the first comment on saying she couldn't have a phone until she was 18 was what people were reacting to but with the additional information you've given, it sounds less restricting than was implied. I think your later responses are really interesting and well put and it helps to clarify things so thank you.
I think a big question is, did they know she was only 17? There are places on the internet like Reddit where maybe she claimed to be 18+ and was posting her pictures online requesting the dick pics back, and they replied. Knowledge of her age is the difference between them being predators or not.