It's hard to miss those Bay Area billboards claiming that 1 in 5 children has been sexually solicited online, although only a tiny fraction of those involve aggressive solicitations from someone believed to be over age 25.
For those that have never been online, or, those that are relatively new to the online experience; this book provides a great overview.
To prevent this unnecessary worry and fear among Internet users, law enforcement is stepping up its efforts to educate and make people aware of this crime and its potential.
A Freudian analyst's dream, they are the electronic talk therapy patients. They are also part personal ad interviewers and interviewees, part seducers and part religious.confesees.
Unlike conventional therapy patients, these cyberchat addicts don't need to waste hours of time and thousands of dollars trying to overcome their "resistance." Pressured to produce a shocking, witty, outrageous or perverse persona lest they become cyberwallflowers, they regress on line instantaneously and seemingly universally.
I do not feel that this book would be of tremendous value to the experienced online user for it fails to address some of the "real" issues that confront us all, i.e., confusion, guilt, anxiety, etc.
Though the authors give valuable information in regards to such phenomena as projective identification, sensory deprivation, lowering of habitual self-conscious defense mechanisms, etc.; it fails to compare and contrast these phenomena between our realities in such a way as to provide a foundation for making wise cyber choices.